Cereus jamacaru DC.

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Cereus jamacaru

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Cereus jamacaru

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Cereus jamacaru

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the lodges, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Cereus jamacaru

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the lodges, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Cereus jamacaru

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the lodges, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Cereus jamacaru

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the lodges, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Cereus jamacaru

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the lodges, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Cereus jamacaru

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the lodges, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Cereus jamacaru

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the lodges, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

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Synonyms:
Common names: Queen of the night (English)
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Description:
Potentially tree-sized succulent up to 7 m high with thick, erect, succulent branches arising from a short woody trunk. Branches blue-green; ribs set with clusters of 5-10 sharp spines. Leaves absent. Flowers arising from the ribs, large and showy, up to 25 cm long, white, opening at night. Fruit a large succulent berry, c. 6 cm long, pink to red when ripe.
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Worldwide distribution: Native to northeastern Brazil in South America.
Botswana distribution:
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
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Literature:

Bromilow, C. (1995). Problem Plants of South Africa. Briza Publications, Arcadia. Page 373. (Includes a picture).

Henderson, L. (2001). Alien weeds and invasive plants Plant Protection Research Institute Handbook No. 12. Plant Protection Research Institute, Agricultural Research Council, South Africa. Page 84. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 42.

Other sources of information about Cereus jamacaru:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: Cereus jamacaru
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Cereus jamacaru

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cereus jamacaru
African Plant Database: Cereus jamacaru
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Cereus jamacaru
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cereus jamacaru
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cereus jamacaru
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cereus jamacaru
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cereus jamacaru
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Cereus jamacaru
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Cereus jamacaru
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cereus jamacaru
Ispot Southern Africa: Cereus jamacaru
JSTOR Plant Science: Cereus jamacaru
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cereus jamacaru
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cereus jamacaru
The Plant List (version 1.1): Cereus jamacaru
Tropicos: Cereus jamacaru


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Cereus jamacaru.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=169160, retrieved 22 April 2019

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