Pereskia aculeata MillerCactaceae

common name synonyms: leafy cactus, lemonvine, Barbados shrub

scientific name synonyms: var. godseffiana (hort. ex Gard. Chron.) Backeberg & F.M. Knuth ex Krainz, P. pereskia (L.) Karst., Cactus pereskia L.

subclass: Dicotyledoneae

superorder: Caryophyllidae

order: Caryophyllales

growth form: tree, vine, shrub, 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: naturalized elsewhere (ARS-GRIN); introduced in the U.S. (PUSDA)

invasiveness notes: benign

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