Cereus

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Cereus

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Kingdom Plantae
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Order Caryophyllales
Family Cactaceae
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Cereus is a genus of cactus. The term cereus is also used to describe cacti with very elongated bodies, including columnar growth cacti and epiphytic cacti. Cereus is from the Greek and Latin meaning "torch".

Cereus genera include: Armatocereus, Arthrocereus, Cephalocereus, Echinocereus, Haageocereus, Hylocereus, Jasminocereus, Leptocereus, Micranthocereus, Pachycereus, Peniocereus, Oreocereus, Pilosocereus, Pygmaeocereus, Rauhocereus, Selenicereus, Stenocereus, Weberbauerocereus, and Trichocereus.

Genus Cereus is one of the oldest cactus genera, and the circumscription varies depending on the authority.

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