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Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica

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The Cutting Edge

Volume XIII, Number 2, April 2006

News and Notes | Leaps and Bounds | Germane Literature | Season's Pick

After years of vigilant (if desultory) searching, the elusive Hylocereus calcaratus (F. A. C. Weber) Britton & Rose (Cactaceae) has finally been found flowering in the wild, apparently for the first time.  The plant was brought in by, INBio’s indefatigable Francisco Morales (also pictured below), who found it with this one large bud towards the end of February. Returning from a week-long field trip, and having found this plant in bud on the last day, he brought it to the office and we watched it open that very evening!  These photos are by B. Hammel, the plant is vouchered by Morales 13763 (INB).

Hylocereus calcaratus (F. A. C. Weber) Britton & Rose (Cactaceae) Hylocereus calcaratus (F. A. C. Weber) Britton & Rose (Cactaceae)
Hylocereus calcaratus (F. A. C. Weber) Britton & Rose (Cactaceae)

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