Selenicereus costaricensis

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Selenicereus costaricensis


Taxonavigation: Caryophyllales 
Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Cactaceae
Subfamilia: Cactoideae
Tribus: Hylocereeae
Genus: Selenicereus
Species: Selenicereus costaricensis



Selenicereus costaricensis (F.A.C.Weber) S.Arias & N.Korotkova, Willdenowia 51: 265. (2021)

    • Type: Lectotype [illustration] Photograph No. 2302 by Ad. Tonduz, labelled “Cactus triangularis L. Pitahaya à San José” in Herborisations au Costa-Rica III in Bull. Herb. Boissier 4: Planche 2. 1896. The photograph designated as the lectotype was cited in the protologue of Cereus trigonus var. costaricensis.


  • Basionym
    • Cereus trigonus var. costaricensis F.A.C.Weber in Bull. Mus. Hist. Nat. (Paris) 8: 457. (1902)
  • Homotypic
    • Cereus costaricensis (F.A.C.Weber) A.Berger, Kakteen: 122, 337. (1929)
    • Hylocereus costaricensis Britton & Rose, Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 12: 428 (1909)
    • Selenicereus costaricensis (F.A.C.Weber) S.Arias & N.Korotkova, Phytotaxa 327(1): 25. 2017, nom. inval.



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Vernacular names

English: Costa Rica nightblooming cactus, Costa Rican Pitahaya
español: Pitaya de Costa Rica
русский: Гилоцереус костариканский
svenska: Purpurpitahaya
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