pitaya, Acanthocereus spp.  (Caryophyllales: Cactaceae) - 0019028

Acanthocereus sp. (Engelm. ex Berger) Britt. & Rose

Descriptor: Fruit(s)
Description: Oblong to Oval fruit , bright pink to red in color, sometimes >3 inches in length with large flesh like scales on the surface. Flesh is most often white & juicy with many small seeds. A commercial shipment of prohibited Pitahaya or Stawberry Pear*, from Mexico have been intercepted in air cargo at Newark & other entry points. Host for Fruit flies (including Anastrepha spp., & Ceratitis spp.) and a Quarantine Significant Rust Aecidium sp known from Mexico DO NOT CONFUSE WITH "Tuna" (Opuntia spp.) Also the following genera: Cactus triangularis, Cereus (Hylocereus) undatus*, Lemaireocereus spp., and Selenicereus megalanthus (Cactaceae)
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Image location: United States

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Name: John Yablonsky
Organization: USDA APHIS PPQ
Country: United States

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Image uploaded on Monday, January 01, 1990
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