Acanthocereus

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Noun1.Acanthocereus - mostly trailing cacti having nocturnal white flowersAcanthocereus - mostly trailing cacti having nocturnal white flowers; tropical America and Caribbean region
caryophylloid dicot genus - genus of relatively early dicotyledonous plants including mostly flowers
Cactaceae, cactus family, family Cactaceae - constituting the order Opuntiales
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In the scientific literature, El Patriarca is a Dendrocereus nudiflorus popularly known as Cimarron Avocado, since its fruits are very similar to the common avocado, which is very popular in Cuban and Latin cuisine.
For example, Nyctocereus was referred to as a synonym for Peniocereus; and Dendrocereus, as a synonym for Acanthocereus and moved to Echinocereeae by Barthlott and Hunt (1993) and later to Pachycereeae (Anderson, 2001).