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Vascular Plants of State Parks in the Florida Keys

Hylocereus undatus (Haw.) Britton & Rose
Nightblooming cereus

Family: Cactaceae

Group: Dicot

Habit: Vine

Perennation: Perennial

Substrate: Terrestrial

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

FLORIDA KEYS Cultivated Status: Cultivated

FLORIDA KEYS Comments: Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for hammocks in the upper Keys.  We consider this native and extant only on Key Largo in the upper Keys.

STATE PARKS Occurrence: Present

STATE PARKS Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

Hylocereus undatus
Copyright by: George D. Gann

Other data on Hylocereus undatus available from :
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
Hylocereus undatus has been reported from the following 4 STATE PARKS in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Long Key State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized




Hylocereus undatus has been reported for the following 2 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland
Rockland Hammock


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Hylocereus undatus
Copyright by: George D. Gann
Hylocereus undatus
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr

Hylocereus undatus
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr
Hylocereus undatus
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr