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Selenicereus (A.Berger) Britton & Rose in Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 12: 429. 1909 sec. Korotkova & al. 2017
  • =Cereus subg. Hylocereus A.Berger in Rep. (Annual) Missouri Bot. Gard. 16: 72. 1905 syn. sec. Korotkova & al. 2017
  • Hylocereus (A.Berger) Britton & Rose in Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 12: 428. 1909 syn. sec. Korotkova & al. 2017
  • =Mediocactus Britton & Rose pro parte, excl. the type,, Cactaceae 2: 210. 1920 syn. sec. Korotkova & al. 2017


Compiled by Nadja Korotkova


The expanded Selenicereus incl. Hylocereus and Weberocereus p.p. as presented here is based on the results of the comprehensive phylogenetic study of the Hylocereeae of Korotkova et al. (2017).A

Taxon standing

Category A: The genus is monophyletic based on a complete or very comprehensive phylogenetic study, and a phylogeny-based taxonomic synopsis was published.B


A. Korotkova, N. 2021: Revisions of Deamia, Disocactus, Epiphyllum, Hatiora, Kimnachia, Lepismium, Leuenbergeria, Lymanbensonia, Pereskia, Pfeiffera, Pseudorhipsalis, Rhipsalidopsis, Rhipsalis, Schlumbergera, Selenicereus, Strophocactus, Weberocereus, and various other names. In: Korotkova N. & al., Cactaceae at – a dynamic online species-level taxonomic backbone for the family. – Willdenowia 51: 250-270
B. Korotkova, N., Borsch, T. & Arias, S. 2017: A phylogenetic framework for the Hylocereeae (Cactaceae) and implications for the circumscription of the genera. – Phytotaxa 327(1): 1-46