Selenicereus

noun
Se·​le·​ni·​cereus | \ sə̇¦lēnə+ \

Definition of Selenicereus

: a genus of mostly epiphytic climbing cacti ranging from southern Texas to Argentina and having ribbed or angled and not very spiny stems and immense white night-blooming flowers that are much prized in northern greenhouses

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History and Etymology for Selenicereus

New Latin, from selen- entry 1 + Cereus

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“Selenicereus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Selenicereus. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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