Pereskia

 

Pereskia is a genus of about 16 species of primitive cacti originating from Mexico to Brazil. Very primitive cactus, they have leaves and are generally not considered succulent. They are deciduous shrubs, small trees, or even climbers. They are named after Nicolas Fabre de Peiresc a French botanist of the 16th century.

Several species will take some frost. Most species will burn out in the Arizona sun if they don't have afternoon shade in summer.

The flowers come in summer. They are sometimes large. They are followed by a berry-like fruit.

Species and varieties
Pereskia aculeata (Barbados Gooseberry, Tsunya)
Pereskia aureiflora (Fachno)
Pereskia bahiensis
Pereskia bleo
Pereskia diaz-romeroana
Pereskia grandifolia (Rose Cactus)
Pereskia grandifolia ssp. violacea
Pereskia guamacho (Fachno)
Pereskia horrida
Pereskia horrida ssp. rauhii
Pereskia lychnidiflora
Pereskia marcanoi
Pereskia nemorosa (Amapola)
Pereskia portulacifolia (Camelia Roja)
Pereskia quisqueyana
Pereskia sacharosa (Sacharosa)
Pereskia stenantha (Espina de Santo Antonio)
Pereskia weberiana (Cervetano)
Pereskia zinniiflora
Pereskia acardia synonym of Pereskia aculeata (Barbados Gooseberry, Tsunya)
Pereskia aculeata var. godseffiana synonym of Pereskia aculeata (Barbados Gooseberry, Tsunya)
Pereskia aculeata var. rubescens synonym of Pereskia aculeata (Barbados Gooseberry, Tsunya)
Pereskia amapola synonym of Pereskia horrida
Pereskia antoniana synonym of Pereskia weberiana (Cervetano)
Pereskia argentina synonym of Pereskia nemorosa (Amapola)
Pereskia autumnalis synonym of Pereskia lychnidiflora
Pereskia calandriniaefolia synonym of Pereskia lychnidiflora
Pereskia colombiana synonym of Pereskia guamacho (Fachno)
Pereskia conzattii synonym of Pereskia lychnidiflora
Pereskia corrugata synonym of Pereskia bleo
Pereskia cruenta synonym of Pereskia bleo
Pereskia cubensis synonym of Pereskia zinniiflora
Pereskia godseffiana synonym of Pereskia aculeata (Barbados Gooseberry, Tsunya)
Pereskia grandiflora synonym of Pereskia grandifolia (Rose Cactus)
Pereskia grandifolia var. violacea synonym of Pereskia grandifolia ssp. violacea
Pereskia higuerana synonym of Pereskia diaz-romeroana
Pereskia higuerana synonym of Pereskiopsis spathulata (Patilón)
Pereskia humboldtii synonym of Pereskia horrida
Pereskia humboldtii var. rauhii synonym of Pereskia horrida ssp. rauhii
Pereskia longispina synonym of Pereskia aculeata (Barbados Gooseberry, Tsunya)
Pereskia moorei synonym of Pereskia sacharosa (Sacharosa)
Pereskia nicoyana synonym of Pereskia lychnidiflora
Pereskia opuntiaeflora synonym of Pereskia lychnidiflora
Pereskia opuntiflora synonym of Pereskia lychnidiflora
Pereskia opuntiiflora synonym of Pereskia lychnidiflora
Pereskia panamensis synonym of Pereskia bleo
Pereskia pereskia synonym of Pereskia aculeata (Barbados Gooseberry, Tsunya)
Pereskia pflanzii synonym of Quiabentia verticillata
Pereskia philippii synonym of Maihuenia poeppigii (Chupa Sangre, Espina del Guanaco)
Pereskia pititache synonym of Pereskia lychnidiflora
Pereskia poeppigii synonym of Maihuenia poeppigii (Chupa Sangre, Espina del Guanaco)
Pereskia rotundifolia synonym of Pereskiopsis rotundifolia (Chapistle)
Pereskia rubescens synonym of Pereskia aculeata (Barbados Gooseberry, Tsunya)
Pereskia saccharosa synonym of Pereskia sacharosa (Sacharosa)
Pereskia saipinensis synonym of Pereskia sacharosa (Sacharosa)
Pereskia sparsiflora synonym of Pereskia sacharosa (Sacharosa)
Pereskia spathulata synonym of Pereskiopsis spathulata (Patilón)
Pereskia subulata synonym of Austrocylindropuntia subulata (Eve's Needle, Cane Cholla)
Pereskia tampicana synonym of Pereskia grandifolia (Rose Cactus)
Pereskia undulata synonym of Pereskia aculeata (Barbados Gooseberry, Tsunya)
Pereskia vargasii synonym of Pereskia horrida
Pereskia vargasii var. longispina synonym of Pereskia horrida
Pereskia vargasii var. rauhii synonym of Pereskia horrida ssp. rauhii
Pereskia verticillata synonym of Quiabentia verticillata
Pereskia zehntneri synonym of Quiabentia zehntneri

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