Selenicereus hamatus

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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Selenicereus hamatus, Brit. & Rose (Cereus hamatus, Scheidw. C. rostratus, Lem.). Sts. often weak and sprawling or climbing and clambering, bright green, about 8 in. diam.: ribs usually 4, interrupted by flattened reflexed knobs bearing small areoles: spines 5 or 6, bristle-like, white; hairs more or less deciduous: fls. large, 10-12 in. long, white. Cent. Mex. Monatsschr. Kakteenk. 9:23. Gesamtb. Kakteen Nachtr. f. 7.—Numerous hybrids have been made by crossing some of these species, especially S. grandiflorus, S. MacDonaldiae, and S. hamatus, with certain species of related genera. Some of these hybrids have been given distinct names in Cereus, such as C. Maynardii, C. Regelii and C. uranos. CH

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