Sorting  Selenicereus names

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


Selenicereus grandiflorus (L.) Britt. & Rose

SYNONYM(S) : Cactus grandiflorus L., Cereus grandiflorus (L.) P. Mill., Selenicereus grandiflorus L.

CHINESE :   大 花蛇鞭柱   Da hua she bian zhu.

DUTCH : Koningin der nacht.

ENGLISH : Night-blooming cereus,  Queen of the night, Sweet-scented cactus, Vanilla cactus.

FRENCH : Cactus cierge à grandes fleurs, Princesse de la nuit, Reine de la nuit.

GERMAN : Königin der Nacht.

PORTUGUESE : Rainha-da-noite.

RUSSIAN :   Cеленицереус крупноцветковый  Selenitsereus krupnotsvetkovyi.

SPANISH : Reina de lanoche.


Selenicereus megalanthus (K. Schum. ex Vaupel) Moran

SYNONYM(S) : Cereus megalanthus K. Schum. ex Vaupel

ENGLISH : Yellow pitaya, Climbing cactus.

GERMAN : Gelbe pitahaya, Gelbe pitaya.

HEBREW :  פיטיה בעל קליפה צהובה  ?

PORTUGUESE : Pitaya amarela.

RUSSIAN :  Драконов фрукт   Drakonov frukt,  Желтая Питайя,   Энциклопедия растений .

SPANISH : Pitahaya amarilla, Pitajaya amarilla, Pitaya amarilla.


Selenicereus setaceus (Salm-Dyck ) Werdermann

PORTUGUESE : Pitaya pequena ,  Pitaya saborosa.



Complementary /Specific


EURODICAUTOM, On-line Technical Dictionary in 12languages provided by the European Commission < >.

Mabberley D.J. 1997, The Plant-Book : a PortableDictionary of the Vascular Plants, 2d Edition, Cambridge UniversityPress, Cambridge, U.K.

USDA, ARS, 2002, National Genetic Resources Program.Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN).[Online Database] National Germplasm Resources Laboratory,Beltsville, Maryland. (26December 2004).

Wang Zongxun etal. 1996, A New Latin,Chinese, English Botanical Nomenclature. Chinese Academy of Sciences,Institute of Botany. Aviation Industry Publisher, Beijing.

Wiersema J. H. & León B. 1999, World Economic Plants : a Standard Reference.CRC Press LLC.


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