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Search for: Cactaceae
Latin NameCommon NameFamilySynonymsEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Acanthocereus tetragonusPitahaya. Barbed-wire cactus.CactaceaeAcanthocereus acutangulus (hort ex Pfeiffer) A. Berg.; Acanthocereus floridanus Small ex Br. & Rose; Acanthocereus pentagonus (L.)Br. & Rose; Acanthocereus pitajaya (DC.) Dugand ex Crozat; Acanthocereus princeps (Pfeiffer) Backenberg; Cactus pentagonus L; Cactus prismaticus Willd.; Cactus tetragonus L.; Cereus pentagonus (L.) Haw.; Cereus princeps Pfeiffer; Cereus tetragonus L.(Mill.); Cereus acutangulus hort. ex. Pfeiffer; [1b]30
Cereus hildmannianusHildmania cactus, Hedge cactusCactaceaeCereus milesimus E.C.Rost. Cereus peruvianus auct30
Cereus repandusPeruvian apple cactusCactaceaeCactus repandus L.30
Cylindropuntia spp.ChollaCactaceaeCylindropuntia was formerly treated as a subgenus of Opuntia, but have now been separated based on their cylindrical stems (Opuntia species have flattened stems) and the presence of papery epidermal sheaths on the spines (Opuntia has no sheaths).30
Escontria chiotillaChiotilla, JiotillaCactaceaeCereus chiotilla F.A.C. Weber. Myrtillocactus chiotilla (F.A.C. Weber) P.V. Heath40
Hylocereus megalanthusYellow PitayaCactaceaeCereus megalanthus K.Schum. ex Vaupel Mediocactus megalanthus (K.Schum. ex Vaupel) Britton & Rose Se40
Hylocereus undatusDragon Fruit, Red PitayaCactaceaeCereus tricostatus Gosselin Cereus undatus Haw. Hylocereus guatemalensis (Weing.) Britton & Rose Hyl40
Nopalea cochenilliferaCochineal plant.CactaceaeCactus cochenillifer L.; Nopalea coccifera Lem.; Opuntia cochenillifera (L.) Mill.;22
Opuntia compressaEastern Prickly Pear, Prickly Pear CactusCactaceaeO. humifusa. Raf. O. macrarthra. O. opuntia. O. rafinesquii. O. vulgaris.31
Opuntia dilleniiDillen prickly pear, CactaceaeCactus chinensis Roxb. Cactus dillenii Ker Gawl. Cactus indicus Roxb. Opuntia melanosperma Svenson. Opuntia stricta var. dillenii (Ker Gawl.) L.D.Benson30
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