hedge cactus
Cereus hildmannianus K. Schum.Cactaceae

common name synonyms: spine tree cactus, Peruvian torch, Peruvian apple, queen-of-the-night

scientific name synonyms: C. uruguayanus Kiesling, C. peruvianus, Piptanthocereus peruvianus auct. non (L.) Riccob., Stenocereus peruvianus auct. non (P. Mill.) Kiesling

subclass: Dicotyledoneae

superorder: Caryophyllidae

order: Caryophyllales

growth form: tree, shrub, subshrub, cactus

life history: perennial

level of invasiveness: naturalized

weedy in native range: No

noxious weed in the u.s.: Yes

type of introduction: Intentional

number of vectors: 1.0

introduced range: France, Europe

native range: South America

notes: poss. only a cv. of C. jamacaru; introduced and invasive in the U.S. (PUSDA); could be that C. peruvianus is misapplied!!

invasiveness notes: naturalized

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