Hylocereus undatus (Haworth) Britton & Rose

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Hylocereus undatus

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Hylocereus undatus

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Synonyms: Cereus undatus Haworth
Common names: Dragon fruit (English) White-fleshed pitahaya (English)
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Worldwide distribution: Origin uncertain, probably Mexico but it may be of hybrid origin. Widely cultivated in the tropics for its edible fruit and as an ornamental.
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Image last updated: Friday 27 May 2016

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Hylocereus undatus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Hylocereus undatus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Hylocereus undatus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Hylocereus undatus
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iNaturalist: Hylocereus undatus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hylocereus undatus
JSTOR Plant Science: Hylocereus undatus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Hylocereus undatus
Plants of the World Online: Hylocereus undatus
Tropicos: Hylocereus undatus
Wikipedia: Hylocereus undatus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Hylocereus undatus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=225090, retrieved 30 May 2024

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