nightblooming cactus, Hylocereus undatus  (Caryophyllales: Cactaceae) - 0019025

nightblooming cactus
Hylocereus undatus (Haw.) Britt. & Rose

Descriptor: Fruit(s)
Description: Oblong to Oval fruit , bright pink to red in color, sometimes >3 inches in length with large flesh like scales on the surface. Flesh is most often white & juicy with many small seeds. Origin/Distribution: New World Host for Fruit flies (including Anastrepha spp., & Ceratitis spp.) and a Quarantine Significant Rust Aecidium sp known from Mexico Confused with or misdeclared as "Tuna" (Opuntia app.). Also Cactus triangularis, Cereus (Hylocereus) undatus*, Lemaireocereus spp., and Selenicereus megalanthus (Cactaceae)
Image type: Laboratory
Image location: United States

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Name: John W. Dooley
Organization: USDA APHIS PPQ
Country: United States

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Image Number: 0019025

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Image uploaded on Monday, January 01, 1990
Image Information last updated on Wednesday, August 20, 2008