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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)
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Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Caryophyllidae
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Cactaceae
Genus: Hylocereus
Subject: Hylocereus undatus (Haw.) Britt. & Rose
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Image uploaded:
Monday, January 1, 1990
Image last updated:
Wednesday, August 20, 2008