: 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

Word History


New Latin, from selen- entry 1 + Cereus

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“Selenicereus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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