Selenicereus murrillii

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Selenicereus murrillii


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 murrillii


Selenicereus murrillii Britton & Rose, Cactaceae 2: 206–207 (1920).

    • Lectotype (designated by Doweld, A.B. 2002: 421): Mexico. Colima: near Colima, 1910, Murril s.n. (NY-386172)


  • Homotypic
    • Mediocactus murrillii (Britton & Rose) Doweld, Sukkulenty 4(1-2): 42 (2001 publ. 2002).
    • Cereus murillii (Britton & Rose) A.Berger, Kakteen: 117, 338. 1929 syn. sec. Kew WCVP (2019)


Might represent a spineless form of Selenicereus vagans (Terrazas, T., Cházaro, M. & Arreola, H. 2013).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Mexico
      • Mexico Southwest

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


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