Sorting Cereus names

Species on this page (
A = names approved by most authorities, s = approved as synonyms) :

Cereus hexagonus  (L.) Mill.

SYNONYM(S) : Cactus hexagonus L.

ENGLISH : Blue cereus, Queen-of-the-night.

FRENCH : Cactus cierge.

PORTUGUESE : Dato, Pitahaya, Rainha da noite.

SPANISH : Cacto columnar,  Pitahaya, Reina de la noche.

Cereus hildmannianus K. Schum.

SYNONYM(S) :  Cereus xanthocarpus K. Schum., Piptanthocereus xanthocarpus (K. Schum.) Ritter

ENGLISH :  Hedge cactus.

Cereus hildmannianus K. Schum. subsp. hildmannianus

Cereus hildmannianus K. Schum. subsp. uruguayanus (R. Kiesling) N. P. Taylor

SYNONYM(S) :  Cereus uruguayanus Ritter ex Kiesling, Piptanthocereus uruguayensis F. Ritter

ENGLISH :  Peruvian apple, Spiny hedge cactus.

SWEDISH :  Blåpelarkaktus.

Cereus pitahaya (L.) DC.

CHINESE :  仙人柱  (Taiwan).

Cereus repandus (L.) Mill.

SYNONYM(S) :  Cactus peruvianus L., Cactus repandus L.,  Cephalocereus remolinensis (Backeb.) Borg , Cereus albispinus Salm-Dyck, Cereus atroviridis Backeb., Cereus grenadensis Britt. & Rose,   Cereus margaritensis J. R. Johnston,  Cereus margaritensis (Johnst.) var. micracanthus Hummel.,  Cereus peruvianus L.,  Cereus peruvianus (L.) Mill.,  Cereus remolinensis Backeb., Pilocereus albispinus Salm-Dyck ex Foerst.-Rümpler ,  Pilocereus remolinensis (Backeb.) Backeb., Pilocereus repandus (L.) Schum., Piptanthocereus peruvianus (L.) Riccobono,  Subpilocereus atroviridis (Backeb.) Backeb., Subpilocereus grenadensis (Britt. & Rose) Backeb.,  Subpilocereus margaritensis (Johnst.) Backeb.,   Subpilocereus margaritensis (Johnst.) Backeb. var. micracanthus (Hummel.) Trujillo & Ponce,  Subpilocereus remolinensis (Backeb.) Backeb.,  Subpilocereus repandus (L.) Backeb.

CHINESE : 山影掌六角柱   (Taiwan).

ENGLISH :  Apple cactus, Giant club cactus, Hedge cactus, Peruvian apple, Peruvian apple cactus, Peruvian tree.

UNIDENTIFIED : Cadushi (Curaçao).

Cereus triangularis Vell.

PORTUGUESE : Cardeiro-trepador,  Cardo-ananá (Brazil), Cardo-ananás (Brazil),  Pitaiaiá (Brazil).


Porcher Michel H. et al. 1995 - 2020, Sorting Cereus Names. Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database   (M.M.P.N.D - A Work in Progress. School of Agriculture and Food Systems. Faculty of Land & Food Resources. The University of Melbourne. Australia.
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General Bibliography
Specific & complementary

eFloras 2005, Flora of China. < >. (Chinese, Latin)

IPK Gatersleben, 2007, Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops + Rehm database of tropical and subtropical cultivated plants [Version 4.59 ]. < >.

Lohmueller Friedrich A. , 2005,  Das Botanisches System der Pflanzen (The Botanical System of the Plants). Genus:  Cereus P. Miller 1754. < >.

USDA, ARS, 2007, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (12 November 2007).

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