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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Pereskia (named for Nicolas Claude Fabry de Peiresc). Also written Peirescia, Peireskia, and Perescia. Cactaceae. Shrubs or clambering vines, grown for ornament and also for the edible fruit. Spines in the axils in the lvs.: lvs. alternate, broad and flat, resembling those of ordinary flowering plants: fls. wheel-shaped, more or less clustered: ovary naked or leafy: fr. juicy, sometimes edible; seeds black, thin- shelled.—Some 40 names have been given in Pereskia for species in this and related genera, but only 13 are now recognized. Only two species are very common in collections, although P. cubensis, P. amapola, and the true P. Bleo have recently been intro. P. subulata, and P. spathulata are to be excluded from Pereskia. Schumann in his Monograph of the Cactaceae referred them to the genus Opuntia, but they more properly belong to the genus Pereskiopsis, Brit. & Rose, which see. J.N. ROSE CH

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