Hylocereus monacanthus (Lem.) Britton & Rose
  • Cactaceae

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Hylocereus monacanthus (Lem.) Britton & Rose. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0001287173. Accessed on: 28 Nov 2020'

General Information

Succulent shrubby root-climbers, usually epiphytic, the young stem joints elongate, rather stout, usually sharply 3-angled, the areoles marginal on the slightly undulate angles, very minutely puberulent and occasionally with 1 to few incon- spicuous spines. Flowers very showy, the perianth tube 12-15 cm. long, about 1 cm. in diameter at the base, abruptly dilating to a broadly obconic throat about 7 cm. long and broad, bearing few to several persistent foliaceous bracts 1-2 cm. long, the segments gradually spreading, greenish white, the inner rather broadly oblanceolate, subcaudate-acuminate, 12-15 cm. long; ovary cylindric-ovoid, 1.5- 2.0 cm. long, persistent foliaceous bracts 0.2-1.0 cm. long, accrescent; stigma lobes dichotomous. Berry cylindric-ovoid, about 8 cm. long, unarmed save for the marcescent bases of the bracts.

  • Provided by: [C].Flora de Panama
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  • Provided by: [C].Flora de Panama
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    Epiphytic in thickets and forested river banks, Panama and Colombia.

  • Provided by: [C].Flora de Panama
    • Source: [
    • 1
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    Flora de Panama
    Robert E. Woodson, Jr. and Robert W. Schery Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol. 67, No. 4 (1980), pp. ii-xxxiii
    • C Missouri Botanical Garden
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    • D CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
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