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Moonlight cactus

Index Moonlight cactus

Selenicereus, or moonlight cacti, is an epiphytic, lithophytic, and terrestrial cactus genus found in Central America, the Caribbean and northern South America. [1]

26 relations: Alwin Berger, Cactus, Caribbean, Central America, Curt Backeberg, Edward Johnston Alexander, Epiphyllum, Epiphyllum anguliger, Epiphyte, Hylocereus, Hylocereus megalanthus, Hylocereus setaceus, Joseph Nelson Rose, Latin, Lithophyte, Nathaniel Lord Britton, Night-blooming cereus, Peniocereus, Selene, Selenicereus anthonyanus, Selenicereus grandiflorus, Selenicereus hamatus, Selenicereus spinulosus, South America, Taxon, Weberocereus.

Alwin Berger

Alwin Berger (28 August 1871 – 20 April 1931) was a German botanist best known for his contribution to the nomenclature of succulent plants, particularly agaves and cacti.

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Cactus

A cactus (plural: cacti, cactuses, or cactus) is a member of the plant family Cactaceae,Although the spellings of botanical families have been largely standardized, there is little agreement among botanists as to how these names are to be pronounced.

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Caribbean

The Caribbean is a region that consists of the Caribbean Sea, its islands (some surrounded by the Caribbean Sea and some bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean) and the surrounding coasts.

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Central America

Central America (América Central, Centroamérica) is the southernmost, isthmian portion of the North American continent, which connects with the South American continent on the southeast.

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Curt Backeberg

Curt Backeberg (2 August 1894 in Lüneburg, Germany – 14 January 1966) was a German horticulturist especially known for the collection and classification of cacti.

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Edward Johnston Alexander

Edward Johnston Alexander (July 31, 1901 – August 18, 1985) was an American botanist who discovered three species and one genus, but only named one of them.

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Epiphyllum

Epiphyllum ("upon the leaf" in Greek) is a genus of 19 species of epiphytic plants in the cactus family (Cactaceae), native to Central America.

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Epiphyllum anguliger

Epiphyllum anguliger, commonly known as the fishbone cactus or zig zag cactus, is a cactus species native to Mexico.

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Epiphyte

An epiphyte is an organism that grows on the surface of a plant and derives its moisture and nutrients from the air, rain, water (in marine environments) or from debris accumulating around it.

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Hylocereus

Hylocereus is a genus of cacti, often referred to as night-blooming cactus (though the term is also used for many other cacti).

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Hylocereus megalanthus

Hylocereus megalanthus is a cactus species in the genus Hylocereus that is native to northern South America, where it is known, along with its fruit, by the name of Pitahaya.

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Hylocereus setaceus

Hylocereus setaceus is a species of plant in the Cactaceae family.

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Joseph Nelson Rose

Joseph Nelson Rose (January 11, 1862 – May 4, 1928) was an American botanist.

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Latin

Latin (Latin: lingua latīna) is a classical language belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages.

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Lithophyte

Lithophytes are plants that grow in or on rocks.

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Nathaniel Lord Britton

Nathaniel Lord Britton (January 15, 1859 – June 25, 1934) was an American botanist and taxonomist who co-founded the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, New York.

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Night-blooming cereus

Night-blooming cereus is the common name referring to a large number of flowering ceroid cacti that bloom at night.

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Peniocereus

Peniocereus is a genus of vining cacti, comprising about 18 species, found from the southwestern United States and Mexico.

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Selene

In Greek mythology, Selene ("Moon") is the goddess of the moon.

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Selenicereus anthonyanus

Selenicereus anthonyanus is a cactus species native to southern Mexico.

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Selenicereus grandiflorus

Selenicereus grandiflorus is a cactus species originating from the Antilles, Mexico and Central America.

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Selenicereus hamatus

Selenicereus hamatus is a species of Cactaceae and produces one of the largest flowers in the family.

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Selenicereus spinulosus

Selenicereus spinulosus is a cactus species native to eastern Mexico and, possibly, the lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas in the United States.

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South America

South America is a continent in the Western Hemisphere, mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the Northern Hemisphere.

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Taxon

In biology, a taxon (plural taxa; back-formation from taxonomy) is a group of one or more populations of an organism or organisms seen by taxonomists to form a unit.

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Weberocereus

Weberocereus is genus of cacti.

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Deamia, Marniera, Mediocactus, Moonlight cacti, Selenicereus, Strophocactus, Strophocereus.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moonlight_cactus

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