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Cereus  Mill.
Taxonomic Serial No.: 19877

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Subpilocereus Backeb.
    Piptanthocereus (A. Berger) Riccob.
    Cereus braunii Cárdenas
    Cereus pachyrrhizus K. Schum.
  Common Name(s): sweetpotato cactus [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: accepted  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2013   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomPlantae  – plantes, Planta, Vegetal, plants  
    SubkingdomViridiplantae  – green plants  
       InfrakingdomStreptophyta  – land plants  
             DivisionTracheophyta  – vascular plants, tracheophytes  
                SubdivisionSpermatophytina  – spermatophytes, seed plants, phanérogames  
                            FamilyCactaceae Juss. – cactus, cacti  
                               GenusCereus Mill. – sweetpotato cactus  
    Direct Children:  
                                  SpeciesCereus aethiops Haw.  
                                  SpeciesCereus albicaulis (Britton & Rose) Leutzelb.  
                                  SpeciesCereus argentinensis Britton & Rose  
                                  SpeciesCereus bicolor Rizzini & A. Mattos  
                                  SpeciesCereus estevesii P.J. Braun  
                                  SpeciesCereus fernambucensis Lem.  
                                  SpeciesCereus fricii Backeb.  
                                  SpeciesCereus hankeanus F.A.C. Weber  
                                  SpeciesCereus hexagonus (L.) Mill. – lady of the night cactus 
                                  SpeciesCereus hildmannianus K. Schum. – hedge cactus 
                                  SpeciesCereus horrispinus Backeb.  
                                  SpeciesCereus insularis Hemsl.  
                                  SpeciesCereus jamacaru DC.  
                                  SpeciesCereus kroenleinii N.P. Taylor  
                                  SpeciesCereus lamprospermus K. Schum.  
                                  SpeciesCereus lanosus (F. Ritter) P.J. Braun & Esteves  
                                  SpeciesCereus mirabella N.P. Taylor  
                                  SpeciesCereus mortensenii (Croizat) D.R. Hunt & N.P. Taylor  
                                  SpeciesCereus phatnospermus K. Schum.  
                                  SpeciesCereus pierre-braunianus Esteves  
                                  SpeciesCereus repandus (L.) Mill.  
                                  SpeciesCereus saddianus (Rizzini & A. Mattos) P.J. Braun  
                                  SpeciesCereus spegazzinii F.A.C. Weber  
                                  SpeciesCereus stenogonus K. Schum.  
                                  SpeciesCereus trigonodendron K. Schum. ex Vaupel  
                                  SpeciesCereus vargasianus Cárdenas  

  Expert: Charles A. Butterworth, Ph.D.   
  Notes: ITIS Cactaceae Steward   
  Reference for: Cereus    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Cereus   
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 4.0.4)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.   
  Reference for: Cereus   
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 5.1.1)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.   
  Reference for: Cereus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Hunt, David   
  Publication Date: 2006   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The New Cactus Lexicon: Text   
  Page(s): x + 373   
  Publisher: dh books   
  Publication Place: Milborne Port, England   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-9538134-5-2   
  Reference for: Cereus   

 Geographic Information
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  Comment: Cactus genus Cereus Mill. (TSN 19877) is a 'parahomonym' of (different kingdom, same name as) cnidarian genus Cereus Oken, 1815 (TSN 204189)  



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