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Taxon: Cereus hildmannianus K. Schum.

Genus: Cereus
Family: Cactaceae subfamily: Cactoideae tribe: Cereeae
Nomen number: 318593
Place of publication: C. F. P. von Martius, Fl. bras. 4(2):202. 1890
Name verified on: 04-Dec-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 04-Dec-2007
No species priority site assigned.
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


Species on the following lists:

See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • hedge cactus   (Source: Cact Fam ) – English
  • hedge cactus   (Source: Cact Fam ) – English   [Cereus hildmannianus subsp. hildmannianus]
  • Peruvian-apple   (Source: State Noxweed Seed [as C. uruguayanus]) – English   [Cereus hildmannianus subsp. uruguayanus]
  • queen-of-the-night   (Source: Weeds SAfr ) – English
  • queen-of-the-night   (Source: Weeds SAfr ) – English   [Cereus hildmannianus subsp. hildmannianus]
  • spiny tree cactus   (Source: State Noxweed Seed [as C. uruguayanus]) – English   [Cereus hildmannianus subsp. uruguayanus]
  • pelarkaktus   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

    Brazil: Brazil - Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Parana, Rio Grande do Sul, Rio de Janeiro, Santa Catarina, Sao Paulo
    Western South America: Bolivia [s.e.]
    Southern South America: Argentina - Buenos Aires, Entre Rios; Paraguay; Uruguay

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii [natzd. elsewhere]

  • also cultivated




Check other web resources for Cereus hildmannianus K. Schum.:


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  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (25 November 2015)

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