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very long list of traditionally eaten cacti fruits

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over the last 18mths I've been collecting any info relating to cacti fruits that are traditionally eaten (native peoples)...............this is just a portion of the ever growing list....still copying it over from my files.........i will add the rest in time.... if theres any interest............feel free to add......As you know, all cacti fruits are edible...........not all are worth the effort (like eating a crab apple or hybrid apple)............It would take too much space to include background info...(duckduckgo.com for spy free searching) so just the names are here....some of the synonym's may double up .....I have brought lots of the seeds from an almost as long list of international seed houses (another list I can post if any interest)........often spending hours finding the synonyms that MAF accepts...........(so they don't steel them)............quality of seeds vary alot...........can't beat fresh seeds from well mature fruit!.................so if anyone has seeds they wish to echange....I'm keen.....(but I have to wait many years before my wee seedlings produce fruits......so can only offer seeds of general garden stuff...boring) what I most desire are stenocereus (particularly those whose name follow with their fruit month...like de mayo..............any and all Hylocereus (already have undatus)...,,,,cereus.,,,,,,,,..Hylocereus megalanthus Selenicereus megalanthus.....and X's are good....................but open to anything..........anyways I hope the list is not a space waste and may assist fruit lovers guide..................

A

Acanthocereus tetragonusSyn Acanthocereus floridanus A. pentagonus C. dussii C pentagonus

Armatocereus matucanensis,

Acanthocereus pentagonus,

B

Browningia candelaris

C

Carnegia gigantea

Cylindropuntia arbuscula

Cereus backebergii synonym of Pilosocereus lanuginosus

Cereus comarapanus

Cereus fernambucensis: Edible fruit, flower, stem

Cereus hildmannianus subsp. hildmannianus"Cereus xanthocarpus

Cereus horrispinus Synonym:Subpilocereus horrispinus:Pilocereus wagenaarii:Subpilocereus ottonis

Cereus repandus „cadushi“

Cleistocactus acanthurus subsp. faustianus,

Cleistocactus baumannii (Lemaire) Lem Synonym: Cleistocactus aureispinus, Cleistocactus jugatiflorus, Cleistocactus flavispinus, Cereus baumannii, Cereus baumanii var. flavispinus

Cleistocactus acanthurus subsp. Faustianus

Corryocactus pulquiensis

Cylindropuntia arbuscula

D

E

Echinocereus enneacanthus - (Strawberry Hedgehog)

Echinocereus stramineus - (Straw-colored Hedgehog)

Echinopsis chiloense

Echinocereus dasyacanthus

Echinocereus engelmannii

Echinocereus enneacanthus

Echinocereus fendleri

Echinocereus knippelianus,

Echinocereus. laui

Echinocereus ledingii

Echinocereus pulchellus

Echinocereus stramineus

Echinocereus. viridiflorus

Echinocactus enneacanthus


Echinopsis atacamensis

Echinopsis chamaecereus (synonymum Chamaecereus silvestrii),

Echinopsis coquimbana

Echinopsis (Seti-Echinopsis) mirabilis

Echinopsis peruvianus,

Echinopsis schickendantzii

Epiphyllum anguliger

Epithelantha bokei - (Button Cactus)

Epithelantha micromeris - (Button Cactus)

Escontria chiotilla – (Jiotilla)

Espostoa lanata

Eulychnia acida Cereus acida

F

Ferocactus hamatacanthus - (Texas Barrel Cactus) Juicy, brown fruit is used as lemons and limes.

Ferocactus pottsii

G

H

Haageocereus acranthus,

Harrisia eriophora


Hylocereus costaricensis

Hylocereus guatemalensis

Hylocereus megalanthus Selenicereus megalanthus


Hylocereus ocamponis

Hylocereus polyrhizus

Hylocereus triangularis

Hylocereus undatus

I

J

K

L

Lemaireocereus chichipe

Lophocereus schottii – (Senita)


M

Melocactus peruvianus


Myrtillocactus cochal

Myrtillocactus eichlamii

Myrtillocactus geometrizans -garambulla, garambulla cactus

N

Neoraimondia herzogiana

O

Opuntias amyclaea,

Opuntias azurea

Opuntias bensonii

Opuntia cochenillifera

Opuntias dillenii

Opuntias engelmannii

Opuntias ficus-indica have?

Opuntias hyptiacantha,

Opuntias joconostle

Opuntias lasiacantha

Opuntia monocantha:

Opuntias pilifera

Opuntias streptacantha

Opuntia stricta

Opuntia subarmata

P

Pachycereus pringlei

Pachycereus schottii

Pachycereus weberi Cereus weberi

Peniocereus greggii - (Queen of the Night)

Peniocereus marianus Synonym:Wilcoxia mariana

Peniocereus serpentinus

Pilosocereus alensis

Pilosocereus lanuginosus Cereus backebergii synonym of Pilosocereus lanuginosus

Pygmaeocereus

Q

R

Ritterocereus griseus

S

Selenicereus megalanthus Hylocereus megalanthus

Selenicereus setaceus

Stenocereus alamosensis Rathbunia alamosensis

Stenocereus chrysocarpus


Stenocereus fricii Pitayo de Aguas

Stenocereus griseus Pitayo de Mayo



Stenocereus gummosus

Stenocereus queretaroensis Lemaireocereus queretaroensis ,*** (Pitahaya de Queretaro) from Galician Cactus Santiago de Querétaro, QRO, Mexico

Stenocereus pruinosus Pitayo de Octubre

Stenocereus stellas***

Stenocereus thurberi

Subpilocereus horrispinus Syn:Pilocereus wagenaarii:Subpilocereus ottonis Cereus horrispinus

T

Tephrocactus floccosus

Trichocereus peruvianus edible fruit

U

V

W

X

Y

Z

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Interesting post Dreamwalker, so these cacti are eaten traditionally for divination, stimulation etc or are some eaten as a food source??

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Food source..........Even highly stimulant cacti will produce fruit free of any stimulant..............all cacti fruit (as far as my limited understaning goes) contains no stimulant......(lots of really good nutrients, I had some opuntia pears today that taste like melon/bananna)......I was reading some research ...which focused on the use of Trichocereus peruvianus or san pedro which is often used as a robust vigorous rootstock for slower growing cacti scion's......aparently there is no transfer of the stimulant from the rootstock to the scoin.............the same is with the fruit..............the stimulating properties of the san pedro (for example) is the cacti's defence mechanism........ie some animal bits it and goes off on a dream..............but the same plant wants its ripe fruit to be eaten............Stenocereus's range for example follows the same migration root's of nectar and fruit eating bats.....if the fruit or nectar was hallucinogenic..........bats could end up any where...the cactus wants the bat to distubute and fertilse its seed (the new generation) not take a trip to the moon : - ) trips are nice but the bats have to eat..................

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Hi Leaves..........the cacti fruit is as special as Siberian Pine nut oil......miracle food.....rich in anti-oxidents and so much more...........incidently, I have some varities of pine nut seed for trade ....not sure how they'd do in SE QLD though

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Hi waterboy
.....just checked out your link...............cheers looks really cool............I have never looked into agaves (except maybeTequila).....no idea some were edible...not sure if i have the moneys to buy the book though...................

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edible, fibre, stockfeed list goes on and on mate :wink:

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