Hylocereus microcladus Backeberg 1942

Plants climbers, freely branching. Stems relatively short, three- to five-angled, green, to 15 cm (5.9 in) long and 3 cm (1.2 in) in diameter. Spines few to several, small, bristle-like, soon deciduous. Flowers not known. Distribution: Colombia to northern Peru. Hylocereus microcladus is poorly known.

Hylocereus minutiflorus Britton & Rose 1913 Cereus minutiflorus (Britton & Rose) Vaupel 1913, Wilmattea minuti-flora (Britton & Rose) Britton & Rose 1920

Plants climbing, sprawling, or pendent shrubs. Stems three-or four-angled, evenly lobed marginally, not horny, dark green, 1.5-3.5 cm (0.6-1.4 in) in diameter. Spines 3-6, hairlike, yellow to black, 2-10 mm (to 0.4 in) long. Flowers borne on older stems, fragrant, cream colored, 3-3.5 cm (1.2-1.4 in) long, 8-9 cm (3.1-3.5 in) in diameter; distinct pericarpels lacking. Fruits globose, magenta, to 4.5 cm (1.8 in) long. Distribution: Guatemala, Belize, and Honduras.

Hylocereus monacanthus (Lemaire) Britton 8c Rose 1920 Cereus monacanthus Lemaire 1845

Plants climbing or sprawling shrubs. Stems three-angled, green, undulate marginally. Spines 1-2, rigid, swollen basally. Flowers white, pink below, to 28 cm (11 in) long and 17 cm (6.7 in) in diameter; floral tubes curved upward. Distribution: Costa Rica, Panama, and Colombia.

Hylocereus ocamponis (Salm-Dyck) Britton & Rose 1909


Cereus ocamponis Salm-Dyck 1850

Plants climbing. Stems three-angled, glaucous green, to 3 m (9.8 ft) long, 5-6 cm (2-2.4 in) wide. Spines 5-8, yellowish, to 15 mm (0.6 in) long. Flowers white, 25-30 cm (9.8-12 in) long and in diameter. Distribution: southern Mexico.

Hylocereus minutiflorus, photograph by Wilhelm Barthlott

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