Acanthocereus tetragonus

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Acanthocereus tetragonus

Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Caryophyllales
Classification System: APG III (down to family level)

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Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Caryophyllales

Familia: Cactaceae
Subfamilia: Cactoideae
Tribus: Phyllocacteae
Subtribus: Echinocereinae
Genus: Acanthocereus
Species: Acanthocereus tetragonus

Name[edit]

Acanthocereus tetragonus (L.) Humm., Succulenta (Netherlands). 20: 165. 1938.

Neotype: CURACAO: Without data, Hummelinck 196 (neotype: U).

Basionym[edit]

Cactus tetragonus L., Sp. Pl. 1: 466. 1753.

Synonyms[edit]

  • Acanthocereus colombianus Britton & Rose,
  • Acanthocereus floridanus Small ex Britton & Rose, Cact. 4: 276. 1923.
  • Acanthocereus pentagonus (L.) Britton & Rose, Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 12: 432. 1909.
  • Acanthocereus pitajaya (Jacq.) Dugand ex Croizat
  • Cactus pentagonus L., Sp. Pl. 467. 1753.
  • Cactus pitajaya Jacq.
  • Cactus prismaticus Willd., Enum. Pl., Suppl. 32. 1814.
  • Cactus tetragonus L., Sp. Pl. 466. 1753.
  • Cereus acutangulus Otto, in Pfeiffer, Enum. Diagn. Cact. 107. 1837.
  • Cereus nitidus Salm-Reifferscheid-Dyck, Cact. Hort. Dyck. 1849: 211. 1850.
  • Cereus pentagonus (L.) Haw., Syn. Pl. Succ. 180. 1812.
  • Cereus prismaticus (Willd.) Haw., Suppl. Pl. Succ. 77. 1819.
  • Cereus pitajaya (Jacq.) DC.
  • Cereus sirul F. A. C. Weber, in Gosselin, Bull. Mus. Hist. Nat. (Paris) 10: 384. 1904.
  • Cereus tetragonus (L.) Mill., Gard. Dict., ed. 8. 1768.
  • Cereus vasmerae M. J. Young, Fl. Texas 276. 1873.

References[edit]

  • Succulenta (Leeuwarden) 20:165. 1938
  • USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Acanthocereus tetragonus in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), US Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed on 07-Oct-06.
  • Tropicos.org. Missouri Botanical Garden. 04 Feb 2009 [1].
  • Wunderlin, R. P., and B. F. Hansen. 2008. Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants. Institute for Systematic Botany, University of South Florida, Tampa. (Accessed 4 February 2009) [2].

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Barbed-Wire Cactus
español: Cardón, Pitahaya Anaranjada
svenska: Snårpelarkaktus
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