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Acanthocereus tetragonus

Definition of the noun acanthocereus tetragonus

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  1. cactus of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico having edible juicy fruit
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • scientific name: Acanthocereus pentagonus
    • synonyms of Acanthocereus tetragonus: pitahaya / pitahaya cactus
    • more generic word: cactus = any succulent plant of the family Cactaceae native chiefly to arid regions of the New World and usually having spines
    • part: pitahaya = highly colored edible fruit of pitahaya cactus having bright red juice
    • observational distribution: specimen and observational data from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility Network (not necessarily true occurrence density gradients)
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Google previewTexas Cacti (2009)

A Field Guide by Brian Loflin, Shirley Loflin

Acanthocereus tetragonus is an erect, coarsely shrubby, and sprawling plant found clambering among other vegetation and arching unless supported. Stems often branch near the base and sometimes root at the tips. The main stems grow ...

Google previewMansfeld's Encyclopedia of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops (2001)

(Except Ornamentals) by Peter Hanelt, Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research

Type: Cereus baxaniensis Karwinski ex Pfeiffer Acanthocereus tetragonus (L.) ...

Google previewMultilingual Dictionary of Agronomic Plants (2012)

by G. Rehm

Du gand -> 27, 1161 Acanthocereus tetragonus (L.) Humlk. A. colombianus Britt. & Rose; A. pítajaya (Jacq.) Dugand pitaya pitahaya Acanthospermum hispidum DC. starbur, bristly starbur cuagiilla, corona de la reina Acca sellowíana (Berg) ...

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Acanthocereus tetragonus

Native to Central America, where it is known as Nopal de Cruz. Photo from southwestern Nicaragua.

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