Selenicereus pteranthus

Selenicereus pteranthus (Link ex A.Dietr.) Britton & Rose ()
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🌵 BasionymCereus pteranthus ()
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Greek pteron ‘wing, feathers’ + Greek anthos ‘flower’. Not explained by Dietrich. Presumably for the feather-like outer perianth segments. Not for the “winged petals” (Genaust, Etymologisches Wörterbuch der botanischen Pflanzennamen. 3. Auflage. 1996).

Common name
princess of the night

United States Department of Agriculture (2021)

How to cite

van der Meer, Maarten H.J. (2022, August 26). Selenicereus pteranthus. Dictionary of Cactus Names. Retrieved from