Acanthocereus

 

Acanthocereus is a small genus of shrubby cactus. They can be found from South Texas to Venezuela, on the Atlantic coast of Central America. The name Acanthocereus comes from the Greek for 'spine', and the Latine for 'candle'.

Because of their distribution, their resistance to cold varies widely depending on the species, and clone.

The genus Monvillea is a synonym of Acanthocereus.

Species and varieties
Acanthocereus baxaniensis
Acanthocereus chiapensis
Acanthocereus colombianus
Acanthocereus horridus
Acanthocereus occidentalis
Acanthocereus subinermis
Acanthocereus tetragonus (Barbed wire Cereus, Pitahaya Anaranjada)
Acanthocereus acutangulus synonym of Acanthocereus tetragonus (Barbed wire Cereus, Pitahaya Anaranjada)
Acanthocereus albicaulis synonym of Cereus albicaulis
Acanthocereus brasiliensis synonym of Acanthocereus tetragonus (Barbed wire Cereus, Pitahaya Anaranjada)
Acanthocereus brasiliensis synonym of Pseudoacanthocereus brasiliensis
Acanthocereus columbianus synonym of Acanthocereus tetragonus (Barbed wire Cereus, Pitahaya Anaranjada)
Acanthocereus floridanus synonym of Acanthocereus tetragonus (Barbed wire Cereus, Pitahaya Anaranjada)
Acanthocereus horribilis synonym of Acanthocereus horridus
Acanthocereus maculatus synonym of Peniocereus maculatus
Acanthocereus pentagonus synonym of Acanthocereus tetragonus (Barbed wire Cereus, Pitahaya Anaranjada)
Acanthocereus pitajaya synonym of Acanthocereus tetragonus (Barbed wire Cereus, Pitahaya Anaranjada)
Acanthocereus princeps synonym of Acanthocereus tetragonus (Barbed wire Cereus, Pitahaya Anaranjada)
Acanthocereus sicariguensis synonym of Pseudoacanthocereus sicariguensis
Acanthocereus undulosus synonym of Dendrocereus undulosus

'Purchase the Cacti and Succulents Encyclopedia CD

Over 2000 plants described.
Enjoy the much larger pictures.
Support the site!
Only $15.95 '
This site contains information and pictures for more than 2500 species of plants.
Search it!



powered by FreeFind
  Purchase The CD of the site

Enjoy the much larger pictures.
Don't wait for download!
Support the site!
Only $18.95
Desert-Tropicals.com Home Page | List of All the Plants | More plants of the Cactaceae family
Tell your friends about this page

© 1998-2004 Philippe Faucon, All Rights Reserved.