Harrisia aboriginum

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Harrisia aboriginum


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. Harrisia
Sectio: H. sect. Harrisia
Series: H. ser. Harrisia
Species: Harrisia aboriginum


  • Harrisia aboriginum Small ex Britton & Rose, Cactaceae 2: 154 (1920).
    • Type: FLORIDA: Manatee Co.: W shore of Terra Ceia Island, 29 Apr 1919, Small et al. s.n. (lectotype: NY; isolectotype: US). Lectotypified by L. D. Benson, Cact. Succ. J. (Los Angeles) 41: 126 (1969).


  • Homotypic
    • Cereus aboriginum (Small ex Britton & Rose) Little, Amer. Midl. Naturalist 33: 495 (1945).
    • Cereus gracilis var. aboriginum (Small ex Britton & Rose) L.D.Benson, Cact. Succ. J. (Los Angeles) 41: 126 (1969).
    • Harrisia gracilis var. aboriginum (Small ex Britton & Rose) D.B.Ward, Novon 14(3): 366 (2004).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Southeastern USA
      • Florida

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


Primary references[edit]

Additional references[edit]

  • Accepted by:
  • Franck, A.R. (2012). Synopsis of Harrisia including a newly described species, several typifications, new synonyms, and a key to species Haseltonia 18: 95-104.

¿ Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2003). Flora of North America North of Mexico 4: 1-559. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.

  • Not accepted by:
  • Hunt, D. (2016). CITES Cactaceae Checklist, ed. 3: 1-174. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Harrisia gracilis.]


Vernacular names[edit]

English: prickly applecactus
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