Family:
Cactaceae Juss.

Cereus Mill.

This genus is accepted, and its native range is Caribbean to S. Tropical America.

Native to:

Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Aruba, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Netherlands Antilles, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad-Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Windward Is.

Introduced into:

Assam, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Cuba, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Ecuador, France, Free State, Hawaii, India, Italy, Jamaica, KwaZulu-Natal, Leeward Is., Lesotho, Northern Provinces, Puerto Rico, Spain, Swaziland, Tunisia, Vietnam

Cereus Mill. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Berg [BG566], Brazil K000101603 Yes
Zappi, D.C. [111], Paraguay K000101602 Yes

First published in Gard. Dict. Abr. ed. 4: s.p. (1754)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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