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Selenicereus pteranthus

Selenicereus pteranthus (*)

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 pteranthus
Formae: Selenicereus pteranthus f. macdonaldeae - Selenicereus pteranthus f. pteranthus

Selenicereus pteranthus (Link ex A.Dietr.) Britton & Rose, Contr. U. S. Nat. Herb. 12: 431 (1909).

Lectotype (designated by Bauer, R. 2003: 791): [illustration] “C. nycticaulis” in A. Dietrich, Verh. Beförd. Gart. Königl. Preuss. Staat. 10: t. 4. 1834 https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/34215773


Cereus pteranthus Link & Otto, Allg. Gartenz. 2: 209 (1834)

Cereus nothus hort. Gruson, Monatsschr. Kakteenk. 4: 173 (1894), nom. inval.
Cereus nycticallus Link, Ver. Bef. Gartenb. 10: 372 (1834)
Cereus nycticallus gracilior Haage in Först., Handb. Kakt. 143 (1846), nom. inval.
Cereus nycticallus viridior Salm-Dyck, Cact. Hort. Dyck 1849. 51. 216 (1850).
Cereus peanii Beguin in Rebut, Monatsschr. Kakteenk. 4: 173 (1894), nom. inval.
Cereus vaupelii Weing. in Monatsschr. Kakteenk. 22: 106. (1912)
Selenicereus vaupelii (Weing.) A.Berger, Kakteen: 114. (1929)
Selenicereus pteranthus var. gracilior (Haage) Diguet, Cact. Utiles Mex. 216 (1928)
Selenicereus pteranthus var. viridior (Salm-Dyck) Diguet, Cact. Utiles Mex. 216 (1928)


S. × callianthus
Native distribution areas:

Continental: Southern America
Regional: Caribbean
Bahamas, Belize, Cayman Is., Cuba, Dominican Republic
Continental: Northern America
Regional: Mexico
Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast
Introduced into:
Florida, Honduras, Leeward Is., Panamá, Puerto Rico

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

Britton, N.L. & Rose, J.N. 1909. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 12: 431.

Additional references

Korotkova, N., Aquino, D., Arias, S., Eggli, U., Franck, A. , Gómez-Hinostrosa, C., Guerrero, P.C., Hernández, H.M., Kohlbecker, A., Köhler, M., Luther, K., Majure, L.C., Müller, A., Metzing, D., Nyffeler, R., Sánchez, D., Schlumpberger, B. & Berendsohn, W.G. 2021. Cactaceae at Caryophyllales. org–a dynamic online species-level taxonomic backbone for the family. Willdenowia 51(2): 251–270. DOI: 10.3372/wi.51.51208 Open access Reference page.
Dietrich, A.G. 1834. Allg. Gartenz. 2: 209


Korotkova, N. et al. 2021. Selenicereus pteranthus in Cactaceae at Caryophyllales.org. A global synthesis of species diversity in the angiosperm order Caryophyllales. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Nov. 25. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2021. Selenicereus pteranthus. Published online. Accessed: Nov. 25 2021.
Tropicos.org 2021. Selenicereus pteranthus. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Nov. 25.
P.Jesson Collins, Trujillo, Colon, Honduras 2018

Vernacular names
English: Princess of the Night

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