Nyctocereus serpentinus

Nyctocereus serpentinus (Lag. & Rodr.) Britton & Rose ()
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🌵 BasionymCactus serpentinus ()
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🌵 Type of Nyctocereus

Latin serpentinus ‘snake-like’. For the snake-like stems.

According to Weber the species was known in Baja California and Sonora as reina de la noche ‘queen of the night’. On the east coast of Mexico and on the Antilles this name was used for Cereus grandiflorus and Cereus nycticalus (now both Selenicereus grandiflorus) (Weber in Bull. Mus. Hist. Nat. (Paris) 1895: 319. 1895).

How to cite

van der Meer, Maarten H.J. (2022, October 14). Nyctocereus serpentinus. Dictionary of Cactus Names. Retrieved from