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Cactaceae

Acanthocereus (A.Berger) Britton & Rose [Not native]

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  1. Acanthocereus pentagonus (L.) Britton & Rose, Contr. US Nat. Herb. 12 (1909) 432; --Merr., EPFP 3 (1923) 129. Native of tropical America. LUZON: Laguna. Occasional in hedges where planted.

Cereus Mill. [Not native]

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  1. Cereus hexagonus (L.) Mill., Gard. Dict. ed. 8 (1768) No. 1; --Merr., EPFP 3 (1923) 129. --Cereus lepidotus Salm-Dyck, Cact. Hort. Dyck. ed. 2 (1850) 207; --Merr., Fl. Manila (1912) 339. Native of tropical 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]

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  1. Epiphyllum oxypetalum (DC.) Haw., Phil. Mag. (1829) 109. Photos

Hylocereus (A.Berger) Britton & Rose [Not native]

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

Nopalea Salm-Dyck [Not native]

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  1. Nopalea cochinellifera (L.) Salm-Dyck, Cact. Hort. Dyck. ed. 2 (1850) 64; --Merr., Fl. Manila (1912) 340; EPFP 3 (1923) 129. Native of tropical 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.

Opuntia Mill. [Not native]

Edited by Pieter B. Pelser, 11 August 2012

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  1. Opuntia monacantha (Willd.) Haw., Suppl. Pl. Succ. (1819) 81; --Merr., EPFP 3 (1923) 130; --Cactus monacanthos Willd., Enum. Pl. Suppl. 33 (1814). Native of tropical America, now more or less distributed in the Old World tropics. SIBUTU. Sandy soil near the beach.

Pereskia Mill. [Not native]

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  1. Pereskia aculeata Mill., Gard. Dict., ed. 8 (1768). Photos

Literature

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

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Last updated 6 March 2016