Pereskia aculeata Mill.

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Pereskia aculeata

Photo: Petra Ballings
Val D'Or

Pereskia aculeata

Photo: Petra Ballings
Val D'Or

Pereskia aculeata

Photo: Petra Ballings
Val D'Or

Pereskia aculeata

Photo: Petra Ballings
Val D'Or

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Common names: Barbados gooseberry (English) Leaf cactus (English)
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Description:
Liane, to 10 m. Spines straight, solitary or in clusters below; curved and paired above. Leaves c. 7 cm, oblong or ovate, slightly fleshy. Flowers showy, fragrant, white, pale yellow or pink. Ovary leafy and sometimes spiny.
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Derivation of specific name: aculeata: prickly
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Worldwide distribution: Tropical America
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Literature:

Bailey, L.H. (1949). Manual of Cultivated Plants Revised edition. Macmillan, New York. Page 702.

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 611. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Pereskia aculeata
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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Pereskia aculeata

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pereskia aculeata
African Plant Database: Pereskia aculeata
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Pereskia aculeata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Pereskia aculeata
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Pereskia aculeata
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Pereskia aculeata
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pereskia aculeata
JSTOR Plant Science: Pereskia aculeata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pereskia aculeata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pereskia aculeata
Plants of the World Online: Pereskia aculeata
The Plant List (version 1.1): Pereskia aculeata
Tropicos: Pereskia aculeata
Wikipedia: Pereskia aculeata


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Pereskia aculeata.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=164330, retrieved 13 November 2019

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