Genus: Pereskia Mill.

Family: Cactaceae
  Subfamily: Pereskioideae
Genus number: 9090
Last updated: 17-Feb-2004
Accession Count: 11

List of Species Records in GRIN

References for  genus:

  • Anderson, E. F. The cactus family. 2001. (Cact Fam)
  • Edwards, E. J. et al. 2005. Basal cactus phylogeny: implications of Pereskia (Cactaceae) paraphyly for the transition to the cactus life form. Amer. J. Bot. 92:1177-1188.
  • Leuenberger, B. E. 2008. Pereskia, Maihuenia, and Blossfeldia —taxonomic history, updates, and notes. (Haseltonia) 14:54-93.
  • KBD: Kew Bibliographic Databases of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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Synonyms (=), probable synonyms (=~), and possible synonysm (~) for genus:


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image