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Taxon: Acanthocereus tetragonus (L.) Hummelinck

Genus: Acanthocereus
Family: Cactaceae subfamily: Cactoideae tribe: Echinocereeae.
Nomen number: 401479
Place of publication: Succulenta (Netherlands) 20:165. 1938
Name verified on: 21-Mar-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 29-Jun-2011
No species priority site assigned.

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

SPECIES OF CONSERVATION CONCERN BECAUSE RARE OR ENDANGERED

Species on the following lists:


Common names:

  • barbed-wire cactus   (Source: Econ Pl Aust [as A. pentagonus]) – English
  • sword-pear   (Source: Pl Prot Quart 3:115. [as A. pentagonus]) – English
  • triangle cactus   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • snårpelarkaktus   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
    Northern Mexico: Mexico - San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tamaulipas
    Southern Mexico: Mexico - Campeche, Chiapas, Guerrero, Jalisco, Michoacan, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Veracruz, Yucatan
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: Cuba; Dominica; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Martinique; Netherlands Antilles; St. Lucia; Trinidad and Tobago
    Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    Northern South America: Venezuela

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Australia: Australia - Queensland [c.]
  • PACIFIC
    North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
    Southwestern Pacific: New Caledonia

References:

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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Acanthocereus tetragonus (L.) Hummelinck:


Check other web resources for images:

  • PlantSystematics.org
  • Google 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: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?401479 (31 July 2014)

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