nightblooming cactus
Hylocereus undatus (Haw.) Britton & RoseCactaceae

common name synonyms: belle-of-the-night, night-blooming cereus, pitahaya, queen-of-the-night, strawberry-pear

scientific name synonyms: Cereus undatus Haw.

subclass: Dicotyledoneae

superorder: Caryophyllidae

order: Caryophyllales

growth form: tree, vine, subshrub, cactus

life history: perennial

level of invasiveness: benign

weedy in native range: No

noxious weed in the u.s.: No

type of introduction: Intentional

number of vectors: 1.0

introduced range: Europe

native range: Tropical America

notes: one of the most widely cutliv'd climbing cacti

invasiveness notes: benign

Credits: Credits: (c) 2001-2006 J. Forman Orth