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Peniocereus is a genus of vining cacti, comprising about 18 species, found from the southwestern United States and Mexico. They have a large underground tuber, thin and inconspicuous stems. Its name comes from the prefix penio- (from the Latin penis, meaning ‘tail’) and Cereus, the large genus from which it was split.
Known as the desert night-blooming cereus, it also shares its common names of “night-blooming cereus” and “queen of the night” with many other similar cacti.
- Peniocereus greggii – desert nightblooming cereus
- Peniocereus marianus
- Peniocereus striatus – gearstem cactus
- Peniocereus zopilotensis
- A. Michael Powell; James F. Weedin (2004). Cacti of the Trans-Pecos & Adjacent Areas. Texas Tech University Press. p. 193. ISBN 978-0-89672-531-7.
- "The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species". Retrieved 20 January 2014.
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