Definition of Cereus. Meaning of Cereus. Synonyms of Cereus

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Definition of Cereus

Cereus
Cereus Ce"re*us, n. [L., a wax candle, fr. cera wax. So named from the resemblance of one species to the columnar shape of a wax candle.] (Bot.) A genus of plants of the Cactus family. They are natives of America, from California to Chili. Note: Although several species flower in the night, the name Night-blooming cereus is specially applied to the Cereus grandiflorus, which is cultivated for its beautiful, shortlived flowers. The Cereus giganteus, whose columnar trunk is sometimes sixty feet in height, is a striking feature of the scenery of New Mexico, Texas, etc.

Meaning of Cereus from wikipedia

- needed] The Bacillus cereus group comprises seven closely related species: B. cereus sensu stricto (referred to herein as B. cereus), B. anthracis, B. thuringiensis...
- night-blooming cereus belong to the tribe Cereeae, other night-blooming cacti in the subfamily Cactoideae may also be called night-blooming cereus. Cacti which...
- The genus Cereus was one of the first cactus genera to be described; the cir****scription varies depending on the authority. The term "cereus" is also sometimes...
- Cereus, waxy in Latin, may refer to: Cereus (anemone), a genus of sea anemones in the family Sagartiidae Cereus (plant), a genus of cacti (the family...
- Cereus repandus (syn. Cereus peruvi****), the Peruvian apple cactus, is a large, erect, thorny columnar cactus found in South America. It is also known...
- Cereus jamacaru, known as mandacaru or cardeiro, is a cactus common in the Brazilian northeast which often grows up to 5 metres (20 ft) high. A thorn-less...
- gigantea (Engelm.) Britton & Rose Natural range of Carnegiea gigantea Synonyms Cereus giganteus Engelm. Pilocereus engelmannii Lem. Pilocereus giganteus Rumpler...
- such as Selenicereus, that are more commonly known as nightblooming cereus. All Cereus species bloom at night and are terrestrial plants; all Epiphyllum...
- night, night-blooming cereus, large-flowering cactus, sweet-scented cactus, vanilla cactus, lunar flower, large blooming cereus, large flowered torch...
- rate of the organism. B. anthracis belongs to the B. cereus group consisting of the strains: B. cereus, B. anthracis, B. thuringiensis, B. weihenstephanensis...
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