Hylocereus undatus

Hylocereus undatus

  • Hylocereus undatus
  • Hylocereus undatus
  • Hylocereus undatus
  • Hylocereus undatus
  • Hylocereus undatus
  • Hylocereus undatus
  • Hylocereus undatus
  • Hylocereus undatus
  • Hylocereus undatus
  • Hylocereus undatus
  • Hylocereus undatus
  • Hylocereus undatus
  • Flower name
    Hylocereus undatus
  • Scientific name
    Hylocereus undatus
  • Aliasピタヤ, Pitaya, Dragon fruit
  • Place of originMexico
  • Place of floweringGreenhouse, Orchard, Subtropical region
  • Flowering seasonJuly, August, September, October

What is Hylocereus undatus

Hylocereus undatus, commonly calledwhite dragon, is tropical evergreen perennial plant of the hylocereusvgenus. The flower resembles (Epiphyllum oxypetalum and flowers in the autumn night from the summer of the same period. It is told to be edible in dragon fruit and the fruit circulates by the name of pitaya. The flesh of fruit does not have taste so much, but is done with a health food because various vitamins, polyphenol, carotene, iron content, a nutrient are low-calorie highly. It is eaten with the seed of the sesame grain size. In local Mexico, It is eat not only the fruit but also a flower and the mesophyll. White dragon (scientific name:Hylocereus undatus:) is the kind that a crust is red as for the representative kind, and flesh of fruit is white Red dragon (scientific name::Hylocereus costaricensis) is the kind that crusts are red, and the flesh of fruit is red Yellow dragon(scientific name: Selenicereus megalanthusis the kind that a crust are yellow and flesh of fruit is white.there are those hy brids elsewhere.

Generic name: Hylocereus undatus , scientific name: Hylocereus undatus , another name:Pitaya, Dragon fruit.Triangular prism), the place of origin: Mexico, cultivation distribution: It is Southeast Asia, Taiwan, China, height of a rice plant worldwide Okinawa, Kyushu in Japan: 10m (the field), a color of a flower: White, flower diameter: 25-30cm, a calyx color: Yellow, a stamen color: Yellow, anthesis: For from July to October, it is fruit form: An oval, a rind of a fruit color: Red, yellow, a flesh of fruit color: Red, white, peach.


  • Eye
    Caryophyllales
  • Family
    Cactaceae
  • Genus
    Hylocereus
  • Species
    H. undatus
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Monopetal inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Multi-petaled
  • Leaf type
    oblong
  • Edge of the leaf
    Wavy
  • Life typeTropical Evergreen perennial
  • Flower colors White Green
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height1000.0 ~ 1000.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower25.0 ~ 30.0 cm

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