Harrisia tortuosa

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Harrisia tortuosa
Harrisia tortuosa


Taxonavigation: Caryophyllales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Caryophyllales

Familia: Cactaceae
Subfamilia: Cactoideae
Tribus: Cereeae
Subtribus: Trichocereinae
Genus: Harrisia
Subgenus: H. subg. Eriocereus
Sectio: H. sect. Eriocereus
Species: Harrisia tortuosa


  • Harrisia tortuosa (J.Forbes ex Otto & A.Dietr.) Britton & Rose (1920)
    • Neotype:: Argentina, Corrientes Prov., San L. del Palmar Dept., 18 km SE de San Luis del Palmar, 2 Nov 1979, Schinini 19451 (neotype: CTES; isoneotype: SI) (Kiesling 1996)


  • Cereus tortuosus J.Forbes, J. Hort. Tour Germany: 154. 1837 syn. sec. Franck 2016
  • Eriocereus tortuosus (J.Forbes) Riccob. in Boll. Reale Orto Bot. Palermo 8: 245. 1909 syn. sec. Franck 2016
    • Cereus tortuosus J.Forbes ex Otto & A.Dietr. in Allg. Gartenzeitung 6: 35. 1838, nom. inval., syn. sec. Franck 20161
    • Cereus arendtii Hildmann & Mathsson ex K.Schum. in Monatsschr. Kakteenk. 4: 173. 1894 syn. sec. Franck 2016
  • Eriocereus arendtii (Hildmann & Mathsson ex K.Schum.) F.Ritter, Kakteen Südamerika 1: 242. 1979 syn. sec. Franck 2016
    • Cereus atropurpureus Hocay, Cacteencult: 91. 1916 syn. sec. Franck 2016
    • Eriocereus pomanensis var. uruguayensis (Osten) Backeb., Cactaceae 4: 2095. 1960 syn. sec. Korotkova 2021
    • Harrisia tortuosa var. uruguayensis Osten in Anales Mus. Hist. Nat. Montevideo, ser. 2, 5(1): 66. 1941, nom. inval., syn. sec. Franck 2016
    • Harrisia tortuosa subsp. uruguayensis (Osten) Lodé in Cact.-Avent. Int. 97: 2. 2012 ["2013"], nom. inval., syn. sec. Kew WCVP (2019)


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Southern America
    • Regional: Southern South America
      • Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Bolivia, Paraguay

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


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