Harrisia martinii

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Harrisia martinii


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 martinii


Harrisia martinii (Labour.) Britton (1917)


  • Cereus martinii Labour.
  • Cereus martinii var. perviridis Weing.
  • Eriocereus martinii (Labour.) Riccob.
  • Eriocereus perviridis (Weing.) Backeb.
  • Harrisia perviridis (Weing.) Borg


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Southern America
    • Regional: Southern South America
      • Argentina Northeast, Paraguay
    • Introduced into:
      • 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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Afrikaans: Toukaktus
English: Harrisia cactus, Moon cactus, Moonlight cactus, Snake cactus
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