When time and funding permit, each flower (each plant species) will have its own page, and its own PDF, and eventually its own PPT so that professors and students have plenty of material on Guatemala (and Honduras, etc) to study.

Heliconia adflexa, Coban, Guatemala, Hotel Monja Blanca, FLAAR, by Nicholas Hellmuth

This space is for flowers
we have recently found and photographed.

Reports by FLAAR Mesoamerica
on Flora & Fauna of Parque Nacional Yaxha Nakum Naranjo
Peten, Guatemala, Central America

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Bibliography on Pitaya de Tortuga, Selenicereus testudo

PDF, Articles, Books on Selenicereus testudo

  • BUENO, Joaquín
  • 2005
  • Biodiversidad del Estado de Tabasco.UNAM. 370 pages.
  • CERÉN, José, MENJÍVAR, Jenny and Ángel ARIAS
  • 2015
  • Diversidad de cactus de El Salvador. Colección de Historia Natural. Vol. 3. 150 pages.
  • GARCÍA, María, TERRAZAS, Teresa, SEGURA, Obdulia, ARIAS, Salvador,
    VIBRANS, Heike and Lauro LÓPEZ
  • 2013
  • Caracterización molecular de tres especies de Hylocereus (Cactaceae) presentes en
    México. Rev. Fitotec. Mex. Vol. 36, No. 1. Pages 13-22.

    Available online:
  • MEYRÁN, Jorge
  • 2008
  • Cactáceas y suculentas mexicanas. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
    Vol. 53, No. 3. 32 pages.


Suggested webpages with photos and information on Selenicereus testudo



Photos and map location.

Conservation status.


First posted, December 2018
Bibliography prepared by Marcella Sarti, FLAAR Mesoamerica


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