Selenicereus hamatus

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Selenicereus hamatus
Selenicereus hamatus


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
Sectio: S. sect. Selenicereus
Species: Selenicereus hamatus


Selenicereus hamatus (Scheidw.) Britton & Rose, Contr. U. S. Nat. Herb. 12: 430 (1909).

    • Neotype (designated by Bauer, R. 2003: 501): Mexico, Yeracruz, south of Palma Sola, 3 km from the coast, Stolzenburg s.n. (ZSS 21397)


  • Cereus hamatus Scheidw. in Allg. Gartenzeitung 5: 371. 1837 syn. sec. Korotkova & al. 2017
    • Cactus reptans Willd., Enum. Pl., Suppl.: 33. 1814 syn. sec. Kew WCVP (2019)
    • Cereus rostratus Lem., Cact. Aliq. Nov. Desc.: 29. 1838 syn. sec. Korotkova & al. 2017


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Mexico
      • Mexico (Veracruz, Puebla, Oaxaca)

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Queen of the Night
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