Harrisia divaricata

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Harrisia divaricata


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 divaricata


  • Harrisia divaricata (Lam.) Backeb., Cactaceae 4: 2101. 1960.
    • Type: Haiti, Cul-de-sac, Plumier, plate 193, p. 187 in Burman, Pl. amer. 1758.


  • Cactus divaricatus Lam.
  • Cephalocereus hermentianus (Monv. ex Lem.) Britton & Rose
  • Cereus divaricatus (Lam.) DC.
  • Cereus divergens Pfeiff.
  • Cereus fimbriatus Pfeiff.
  • Cereus hermentianus Monv. ex Lem.
  • Cereus nashii (Britton) Vaupel
  • Cereus serruliflorus Haw.
  • Harrisia nashii Britton
  • Harrisia nashii var. straminea W.T.Marshall
  • Harrisia serruliflora (Haw.) Lourteig
  • Pilocereus albispinus Salm-Dyck ex C.F.Först. & Rümpler
  • Pilocereus divaricatus (Lam.) Lem.
  • Pilocereus hermentianus (Monv. ex Lem.) Lem.
  • Pilosocereus hermentianus (Monv. ex Lem.) Byles & G.D.Rowley
  • Serrulatocereus serruliflorus (Haw.) Guiggi


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Southern America
    • Regional: Western South America
      • Dominican Republic, Haiti

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


Primary references[edit]

Additional references[edit]

  • Britton, N.L. (1908 publ. 1909) Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 35: 562.
  • Franck, A.R. (2012) Systematics of Harrisia (Cactaceae). Graduate School Theses and Dissertations [1].
  • 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.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Not accepted by: Hunt, D. (2016). CITES Cactaceae Checklist, ed. 3: 1-174. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Harrisia gracilis.]


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