Harrisia (Cactaceae)

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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
Subgenera: H. subg. Eriocereus – H. subg. Harrisia
Species: H. aboriginum – H. adscendens – H. bonplandii – H. brookii – H. caymanensis – H. divaricata – H. earlei – H. eriophora – H. fernowii – H. fragrans – H. gracilis – H. jusbertii – H. martinii – H. pomanensis – H. portoricensis – H. regelii – H. taetra – H. tetracantha – H. tortuosa

Source(s) of checklist: 
  • Korotkova, N. et al. 2021. Harrisia in Cactaceae at Caryophyllales.org. A global synthesis of species diversity in the angiosperm order Caryophyllales. Published online. Accessed: 2021 Nov 07. Reference page



  • Homotypic
    • Echinopsis sect. Harrisia (Britton) Molinari & Mayta, Succulentopi@ 14: 11 (2015).
  • Heterotypic
    • Cereus subg. Eriocereus A.Berger, Rep. (Annual) Missouri Bot. Gard. 16: 74 (1905).
    • Eriocereus Riccob., Boll. Reale Orto Bot. Palermo 8: 238 (1909).
    • Roseocereus Backeb., Blätt. Kakteenf. 1938(6): [17; 3, 11, 23] (1938).
    • Erythrocereus Houghton
    • × Eriocereopsis Doweld in Sukkulenty 4(1-2): 34. 2002 ["2001"] syn. sec. Franck 2016
    • Serrulatocereus Guiggi


Perhaps best treated as a part of Echinopsis, but most species lack combinations under that genus.


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Southern America
      • Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Bahamas, Bolivia, Brazil Northeast, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Cayman Is., Cuba, Dominican Republic, Florida, Haiti, Jamaica, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Southwest Caribbean, Uruguay
    • Introduced into:
      • Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Free State, Hawaii, KwaZulu-Natal, New South Wales, Queensland

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


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Vernacular names[edit]

suomi: Patukaktukset
русский: Харрисия
svenska: Stjärnkaktussläktet
українська: Харризія
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