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Selenicereus  (A. Berger) Britton & Rose
Taxonomic Serial No.: 500551

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Cryptocereus Alexander
    Marniera Backeb.
  Common Name(s): moonlight 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  
                               GenusSelenicereus (A. Berger) Britton & Rose – moonlight cactus  
    Direct Children:  
                                  Species Selenicereus anthonyanus (Alexander) D.R. Hunt  
                                  Species Selenicereus atropilosus Kimnach  
                                  Species Selenicereus chrysocardium (Alexander) Kimnach  
                                  Species Selenicereus grandiflorus (L.) Britton & Rose – queen of the night, Pitayita-nocturna reina de la noche 
                                  Species Selenicereus hamatus (Scheidw.) Britton & Rose  
                                  Species Selenicereus inermis (Otto) Britton & Rose  
                                  Species Selenicereus murrillii Britton & Rose  
                                  Species Selenicereus nelsonii (Weing.) Britton & Rose  
                                  Species Selenicereus pteranthus (Link ex A. Dietr.) Britton & Rose – princess of the night, Pitayita-nocturna flor de la noche 
                                  Species Selenicereus spinulosus (DC.) Britton & Rose – vinelike moonlight cactus, Pitayita-nocturna espinosa, nightblooming cereus 
                                  Species Selenicereus vagans (Brandegee) Britton & Rose  
                                  Species Selenicereus validus S. Arias & U. Guzmán  

  Expert: Charles A. Butterworth, Ph.D.  
  Notes: ITIS Cactaceae Steward   
  Reference for: Selenicereus    
  Other Source(s):    
  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: Selenicereus   
  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: Selenicereus   
  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: Selenicereus   

 Geographic Information
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