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Synonyms for Acanthocereus

mostly trailing cacti having nocturnal white flowers

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Regarding the shrub and herbaceous layers, Acanthocereus tetragonus and Opuntia engelmannii had 84.57 and 97.24% relative dominance, respectively; these values were higher than those of all other species, revealing their physiognomic role in these layers.
Anacahuita Tree Cactaceae Acanthocereus tetragonus (L.) Jacubo Shrub Hummelinck Opuntia engelmannii Engelm.
For example, Nyctocereus was referred to as a synonym for Peniocereus; and Dendrocereus, as a synonym for Acanthocereus and moved to Echinocereeae by Barthlott and Hunt (1993) and later to Pachycereeae (Anderson, 2001).
They may occur as solitary prismatic crystals in Cereeae (some species of Cereus and Pilosocereus), Echinocereeae (species of Acanthocereus [Fig.