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Cereus uruguayanus
(Cactaceae)

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Cereus uruguayanus is a treelike cactus from 25-40' tall, with a short, woody trunk and stems blue-green when mature, and large white flowers.  Cereus uruguayanus is native to southern Brazil, Uruguat, and northeastern Argentina. 


Taxonomy & nomenclature

GRIN nomenclature info for Cereus uruguayanus
Nomenclatural information about Cereus uruguayanus is provided by USDA/ARS/NGRP/GRIN.

Cereus uruguayanus information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Cereus uruguayanus--including nomenclature and synonymy, and status and distribution in Hawaii--is provided by the "Flora of the Hawaiian Islands" website of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Links from this page include descriptive information about the species, as well as worldwide distributional information and general information about the genus.

Cereus uruguayanus information from ITIS
The Integrated Taxonomic Information System ITIS provides authoritative taxonomic information on Cereus uruguayanus, as well as other plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.

IPNI nomenclature info for Cereus uruguayanus
Nomenclatural information about Cereus uruguayanus is provided by The International Plant Names Index (IPNI).


Images

Images of Cereus uruguayanus (Cactaceae) (hedge cactus)
Links to high-resolution free images of Cereus uruguayanus (Cactaceae) (hedge cactus) by Forest & Kim Starr (USGS) are available here.

Cereus uruguayanus information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Cereus uruguayanus in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.


Distribution

Cereus uruguayanus information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Cereus uruguayanus in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Cereus uruguayanus information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Cereus uruguayanus--including nomenclature and synonymy, and status and distribution in Hawaii--is provided by the "Flora of the Hawaiian Islands" website of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Links from this page include descriptive information about the species, as well as worldwide distributional information and general information about the genus.


Full-text articles

Alien plant invasions in native ecosystems of Hawaii: Management and research
Stone, Charles P., Clifford W. Smith, and J. Timothy Tunison (eds.) . 1992. Alien plant invasions in native ecosystems of Hawaii: Management and research. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit. ISBN: 0-8248-1474-6.


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