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Hylocereus undatus (Haw.) Britton & Rose
Fl. Bermuda 256 (fig. 278). 1918
Family: CACTACEAE

Hylocereus undatus Photo by: Julio C. García
(Night-blooming cereus) The flowers are huge ornate and beautiful and - as indicated by the name - they appear only at night and soon close after the day starts. The plant may grow out of, and over the ground or climb onto trees using aerial roots.

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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Hylocereus undatus (Haw.) Britton & Rose
Fl. Bermuda 256 (fig. 278). 1918
Synonymy: 4
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Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Dragon Fruit, Zacamb, Chacam, Chak-wob, Cinderella Plant, Strawberry-pear, Pitahaya, Moonflower, Fire dragon fruit, Belle of the Night, Belle-of-the-night, Night Blooming Cereus, Nightblooming Cactus, Strawberry Pear, Dragonfruit, Night-Blooming Cereus, Queen of the Night, Queen of the Night Bloom, Dragon Fruit Plant, Red Pitaya, Honolulu Queen
ARABIC ( لعربية ): سيرس ثلاثى التضليع
CATALAN (Català): Pitaya vermella, Pitaya
CHINESE (中文): Zunlongguo, 火龍果 (Huo Long Guo "fire dragon fruit"), Long Zhu Guo ("dragon pearl fruit"), 紅龍果 (Hong long guo), 量天尺 (Liang tian che), 火龙果 (huǒlóngguǒ)
ESTONIAN (Eesti): Maasik-metskaktus
FRENCH (Français): Fruit du dragon, Poire de chardon, Pitahaya rouge, Cierge-lézard
GERMAN (Deutsch): Waldkaktus, Echte Stachelbirne, Rotepitahaya, Königin der Nacht, Distelbirne, Drachenfrüchte, Rot Dragonfruit
HAWAIIAN (ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi): Papipi pua, Panini-o-ka-puna-hou (Punahou Cactus), Paniniokapunahoa
HUNGARIAN (Magyar): Pitaja
MALAY (بهاس ملاي /Bahasa Melayu ): Buah Naga, Buah pitaya
PORTUGUESE (Português): Pitaya vermelha de polpa branca (Brazil), Rainha da Noite, Cardo-ananaz, Cato-barse, Pitaia vermelha
RUSSIAN (Русский): Гилоцереус волнистый
SPANISH (Español): Tasajo (Mexico), Reina de la Noche, Pitahaya Orejona (Mexico), Pitahaya, Pitaya, Junco Tapatío (Mexico), Pitahaya dulce, Zacamb, Pitahaya blanca (Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela), Pitahaya de cardó, Pitahaya Roja (Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela), Pitajava (Puerto Rico), Flor de Caliz (PuertoRico), Junco
SWEDISH (Svenska): Lila pitta, Skogskaktus, Röd Pitahaya
THAI (ภาษาไทย): แก้วมังกร (kaeo mangkon)
VIETNAMESE (Tiếng Việt): Thanh Long (Green Dragon)


22338 flavio Flavio Agrosi
Hylocereus undatus Photo by: Flavio Agrosi
21026 star Forest Starr & Kim Starr
Climbing up Eucalyptus at Haleakala Ranch HQ Makawao, Maui, Hawaii (USA). March 01, 2011. Photo by: Forest Starr & Kim Starr

2150 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Hylocereus undatus Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
2151 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Hylocereus undatus Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli

21028 star Forest Starr & Kim Starr
Habit at LaPerouse, Maui, Hawaii (USA). April 10, 2004. Photo by: Forest Starr & Kim Starr
22337 flavio Flavio Agrosi
Hylocereus undatus Photo by: Flavio Agrosi

21027 star Forest Starr & Kim Starr
Flower at Baldwin Ave, Maui, Hawaii (USA). July 02, 2003. Photo by: Forest Starr & Kim Starr
21029 star Forest Starr & Kim Starr
Leaves at Haleakala Ranch HQ Makawao, Maui, Hawaii (USA). February 01, 2012. Photo by: Forest Starr & Kim Starr

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