Cactaceae

Acanthocereus (A.Berger) Britton & Rose [Cultivated, not naturalized]

Last edited by Pieter B. Pelser, 19 October 2020

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  1. Acanthocereus tetragonus (L.) Hummelinck, Succulenta (Netherlands) 20 (1938) 165; --Cactus tetragonus L., Sp. Pl. (1753) 466. --Acanthocereus pentagonus (L.) Britton & Rose, Contr. US Nat. Herb. 12 (1909) 432; --Merr., EPFP 3 (1923) 129; --Cactus pentagonus L., Sp. Pl. (1753) 467. Neotropics. LUZON: Laguna. Occasional in hedges where planted. Photos

Cereus Mill. [Not native]

Last edited by Pieter B. Pelser, 22 October 2017

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  1. Cereus hexagonus (L.) Mill., Gard. Dict. ed. 8 (1768) No. 1; --Merr., EPFP 3 (1923) 129; --Cactus hexagonus L., Sp. Pl. (1753) 466. --Cereus lepidotus Salm-Dyck, Cact. Hort. Dyck. ed. 2 (1850) 207; --Merr., Fl. Manila (1912) 339. America. LUZON: Rizal. Occasionally planted for ornamental purposes, and in a few localities in regions subject to a long dry season, persistent in thickets, etc. 

Epiphyllum Haw. [Not native]

Last edited by Pieter B. Pelser, 16 January 2021

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  1. Epiphyllum oxypetalum (DC.) Haw., Phil. Mag. (1829) 109; --Cactus oxypetalus Moc. & Sessť ex DC., Prodr. 3 (1828) 470. C America. TAWI-TAWI. Possibly naturalized in forest in Tawi-Tawi (Kady Tahil, pers. comm., 22-Aug-2020). Photos

Hylocereus (A.Berger) Britton & Rose [Cultivated, not naturalized]

Last edited by Pieter B. Pelser, 22 October 2017

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  1. Hylocereus undatus (Haw.) Britton & Rose in Britton, Fl. Bermuda (1918) 256; --Merr., EPFP 3 (1923) 129; --Cereus undatus Haw., Philos. Mag. Ann. Chem. 9 (1830) 110. --Cereus triangularis Fern.-Vill., Novis. App. (1880) 99; --Merr., Fl. Manila (1912) 339. America. Occasionally planted for ornamental purposes. Not spontaneous. Photos

Nopalea Salm-Dyck = Opuntia

Opuntia Mill. [Not native]

Last edited by Pieter B. Pelser, 6 February 2020

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  1. Opuntia cochenillifera (L.) Mill., Gard. Dict. ed. 8 (1768) n. 6; --Nopalea cochenillifera (L.) Salm-Dyck, Cact. Hort. Dyck. ed. 2 (1850) 64; --Merr., Fl. Manila (1912) 340; EPFP 3 (1923) 129; --Cactus cochenillifer L., Sp. Pl. (1753) 468. America. LUZON: Rizal. Planted here and there for ornamental purposes, in some regions subject to a long dry season. Naturalized. The cochineal cactus - dried bodies of mealy bugs yields carmine, a scarlet dye. Photos
  2. Opuntia monacantha (Willd.) Haw., Suppl. Pl. Succ. (1819) 81; --Merr., EPFP 3 (1923) 130; --Cactus monacanthos Willd., Enum. Pl. Suppl. 33 (1814). America. SIBUTU. Now more or less distributed in the Old World tropics. Sandy soil near the beach. Invasive species (CABI 2017).
Cultivated, not naturalized:
  1. Pereskia aculeata Mill., Gard. Dict. ed. 8 (1768). Native to S America. MINDORO. Cultivated. At risk of becoming invasive (CABI 2020). Photos

Literature

Backer, CA & RC Bakhuizen van den Brink. 1963. Flora of Java 1: 315-318.

CABI Invasive Species Compendium

Majure LC, R Puente, MP Griffith, WS Judd, PS Soltis & DE Soltis. 2012. Phylogeny of Opuntia s.s. (Cactaceae): clade delineation, geographic origins, and reticulate evolution. American Journal of Botany 99: 847-864


Pelser, P.B., J.F. Barcelona & D.L. Nickrent (eds.). 2011 onwards. Co's Digital Flora of the Philippines. www.philippineplants.org

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