hylocereus undatus


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An interesting exotic fruit in the cactus family, that looks like big red egg with green “flames” shooting out of it. When cut open, it’s white on the inside with black spots, like kiwi seeds. The Hylocereus type is sweet, and the Stenocereus is sour, but juicier, stronger and more refreshing. The plants have the silhouette of a small palm tree, but instead of palm leaves, they look like aloe leaves. They like to climb things and they flower at night, relying on pollination from bats etc. They can flower and bear fruit up to six times a year and can grow a new plant from simply planting any piece of the plant in the ground. They do quite well in desert heat and can stand an occasional short frost. Cut open or peel off red outer waxy skin, slice and eat the inner white part, seeds and all. The seeds will not digest unless chewed or put in blender. Taste is amazingly bland compared to the flashy exterior. High in vitamin C, fiber, calcium, phosphorus. Diabetics use this as a high-fiber food source instead of rice. Used for lowering cholesterol and blood pressure, as well as removing heavy metals, toxins. Red Pitaya (Hylocereus undatus)- red outside, white inside Costa Rica Pitaya (Hylocereus costaricensis)- red outside, red inside Yellow Pitaya (Hylocereus megalanthus) yellow outside, white inside
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Currently, commercially exploited species correspond to Hylocereus undatus (red bark and white pulp), Hylocereus costaricensis (red bark and red pulp) and Selenicereus megalanthus (yellow bark and white pulp) (JUNQUEIRA et al.
Finalmente, el uso como tutor--el tronco sirve para dar sombra y crear las condiciones ambientales para soportar otras plantas de interes--senalaron a Ehretia tinifolia como tutor de Hylocereus undatus (pitaya--fruta comestible).
Assim, realizou-se este trabalho com o objetivo de avaliar diferentes volumes de agua no substrato e temperatura na germinacao das sementes e no vigor das plantulas de Hylocereus undatus.
Pollination biology of the hemiepiphytic cactus Hylocereus undatus in the Tehuacan Valley, Mexico.
The effect of Hylocereus polyrhizus and Hylocereus undatus on physicochemical, proteolysis and antioxidant activity in yogurt.
Colombia and Mexico are the main producers of these fruits, and Hylocereus undatus is the most cultivated species (ANDRADE et al.
Cauliflora Coliflor Hylocereus undatus Pitahaya Mangifera indica Mango Spondias purpurea Jocote de corona Anacardium occidentale Jocote maranon Spathiphyllum blandum Gushnay Jacaranda mimosifolia Jacaranda Bur ser a simaruba Indio desnudo Chenopodium ambrosoides Ap azote Cucurbita fid folia Pepitoria Sechium edule Guisquil Cupressus lusitanica Cipres Equisetum hyemale Cola de caballo Ricinus communis Higuerillo Crotolaria longirostrata Chipilin Inga spp.
A new subspecies of Hylocereus undatus (cactaceae) from southeastern Mexico.
strictum Britton & Rose 120 Hylocereus undatus Britton & Rose 121 Musa acuminata Colla, M.