Haryana Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Haryana (India)
Designed & Developed by Bioinformatics Centre,Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Cereus hexagonus (Linn.) Mill.

Family: Cactaceae Genus: Cereus Species: Cereus hexagonus (Linn.) Mill.( लेडी ऑफ़ दि नाईट कैक्टस )






Synonym Cactus hexagonus Linn., Cactus octogonus Page ex Steud. Flower Color White
Common Name Lady of the Night Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Lady of the Night Cactus, Queen-of-the-night, Blue cereus Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude Up to 2800m Fruit Type Berry
Habit Shrub Fruit Details Berries dull red, ovoid.
Habitat Grows on slopes, flatlands and small hills Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Colombia, Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Surinam, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela. Introduced in India. Bark Details Smooth, green and covered with clusters of sharp, unequal spines.
Distribution in Haryana Origin Exotic
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Leaves absent (or all modified into scales or spines)
    Leaf Shape Lence shaped
Description of Species A proliferous shrubby cactus. Stem columnar, shortly 4 – to 6 – angled with the ribe covered with clusters of sharp, unequal spines; barbed bristles absent. Leaves modified to sharp unequal clusters of spines. Flowers white, sessile, solitary, funnel shaped. Tepals numerous, unequal, spirally arranged. Stamens numerous. Fruit a berry dull red, ovoid. Leaf Details Leaves modified to sharp unequal clusters of spines.

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details

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