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Cactaceae

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

Last edited by Pieter B. Pelser, 22 October 2017

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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. Native of tropical America. 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. 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; --Cactus oxypetalus Moc. & Sessť ex DC., Prodr. 3 (1828) 470. Photos

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

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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. Native of tropical America. Occasionally planted for ornamental purposes. Not spontaneous. Photos

Nopalea Salm-Dyck [Not native]

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  1. Nopalea cochenellifera (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. 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]

Last edited by Pieter B. Pelser, 5 July 2017

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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. Invasive species (CABI 2017).

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.

CABI Invasive Species Compendium

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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Last updated 22 October 2017