Plant Database forum: Dragon fruit

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Gingin Western Australia
Dec 7, 2017 9:31 AM CST
This generic name, Dragon Fruit, is used to describe not only species but hybrids between the Hylocereinae species including Epiphyllum.

Other than what I have done I see no suitable alternative.

The photo is of a Hylocereus rootstock with a hybrid scion as it develops.

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Name: Lin
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Dec 7, 2017 10:04 AM CST
Hi ausrpned, Are you wanting to add a photo of your plant to the database? We currently don't have a general database entry for Hylocereus (at least I couldn't find one) but perhaps the database administrators will add one so you could upload your photo there.

I agree, "Dragon Fruit" is a common name for Hylocereus: and some probably use that common name for Epiphyllum as well.

"Orchid Cactus" is a common name for a few different genera like Epiphyllum, Disocactus, Selenocereus etc.

"Queen of the Night" is a common name for a few of the orchid cactus too, as well as the common name of plants in other genera.

Common names can sure make things confusing. Green Grin!
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Dec 7, 2017 10:29 AM CST

Plants Admin

Here's an entry for Hylocereus.

Dragon Fruit (Hylocereus)

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