Selenicereus spinulosus

(de Candolle) Britton & Rose

Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 12: 431. 1909.

Common names: Vinelike moonlight cactus
Basionym: Cereus spinulosus de Candolle Mém. Mus. Hist. Nat. 17: 117. 1828
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 178. Mentioned on page 177.

Plants vinelike, clambering. Roots mostly aerial, but also in soil. Stems light green, 200–400 × 1–2 cm; ribs 4–6, acute; areoles 1.5–2.5 cm apart along ribs. Spines 7–8, yellow to blackish, conic, to 1 mm (rarely longer); radial spines 6–7, circular in cross-section, hairlike spines absent; central spines 1. Flowers 12–14 × 7–8.5 cm; outer tepals narrow, oblong; inner tepals white to pink, narrowly oblong; areoles of ovary and flower tube spiny; scales and long hairs absent. Fruits not observed. 2n = 22.


Phenology: Flowering time unavailable.
Habitat: Woodlands, [subtropical forests]
Elevation: 0-20 m

Distribution

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Tex., Mexico (San Luis Potosí), Mexico (Tamaulipas)

Discussion

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Lower Taxa

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cushionlike +
circular to linear +
2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br /> (6 cm60 mm <br />0.06 m <br />) +
deciduous +  and persistent +
orbicular +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +
Michael W. Hawkes +
(de Candolle) Britton & Rose +
hardened +
Cereus spinulosus +
triangular +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
? (?) +, ? (?) +  and ? (?) +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (?) +
proliferating +
flattened +  and cylindric +
Vinelike moonlight cactus +
mucilaginous +
Tex. +, Mexico (San Luis Potosí) +  and Mexico (Tamaulipas) +
0-20 m +
not separating +
12 cm120 mm <br />0.12 m <br /> (14 cm140 mm <br />0.14 m <br />) +
fragrant +
15 cm150 mm <br />0.15 m <br /> (30 cm300 mm <br />0.3 m <br />) +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (15 cm150 mm <br />0.15 m <br />) +
7cm;8.5cm +
indehiscent +  and dehiscent +
persistent +, long +  and deciduous +
oblong +  and ovoid +
5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br /> (9 cm90 mm <br />0.09 m <br />) +
Woodlands, [subtropical forests] +
deciduous +
ascending +  and spreading +
deciduous +  and persistent +
rudimentary +
flat +  and terete +
nearly +  and microscopic +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br />) +
tuberculate +
fluted;spheric;depressed-spheric or club-shaped +
deciduous +  and persistent +
Flowering time unavailable. +
mucilaginous +
ridgelike +  and nipple--shaped +
Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. +
prominent +
adventitious +
not conspicuous +
triangular +
arillate +  and strophiolate +
0.04 cm0.4 mm <br />4.0e-4 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
ovoid;reniform +
yellow +  and blackish +
straight +
deciduous +  and persistent +
pliable +  and more slender and flexible +
6 (?) +  and 7 (?) +
hairlike +  and conic +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br />) +
hard +  and rigid +
decurrent +
unsegmented +
5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br /> (30 cm300 mm <br />0.3 m <br />) +
light green +
200cm;400cm +
cylindric +  and segmented +
slender +
succulent +
1cm;2cm +
white +  and yellowish +
tuberculate +
Cryptocereus +, Deamia +, Mediocactus +  and Strophocactus +
adventitious +
tuberlike +
epipetric +  and epiphytic +
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Selenicereus +
species +
dull +  and glossy +
plant +  and vinelike +
epipetric;epiphytic;epipetric;epiphytic;hemiepiphytic;terrestrial +
barrel-shaped +  and spheric +