Santa Marta, Pitaya de Cerro
Synonym: Cereus serratus, Heliocereus speciosus var. superbus, Heliocereus superbus, Cereus superbus, Cereus speciosissimus, Heliocereus speciosissimus, Cactus speciosissimus, Heliocereus speciosus var. serratus, Cereus bifrons, Heliocereus speciosus var. amecamensis, Heliocereus amecamensis, Cereus speciosus var. amecamensis, Cereus amecamensis, Heliocereus speciosus, Cereus speciosus, Cactus speciosus, Disocactus speciosus, Heliocereus serratus
A variety of D. speciosus with thicker 7-angled stems, reddish growing tops and glossy cinnabar red flowers was described as Heliocereus superbus. Heliocereus serratus, here also included in D. speciosus, has 4-angled (occasionally 3-angled) shorter stems, with serrated angles and stiff brownish spines.
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