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Harrisia aboriginum


Common Name(s): Aboriginal Prickly Apple, Yellow Prickly Apple
Synonym(s): Cereus aboriginus, Harrisia gracilis
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Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Trichocereeae
Distribution: Florida - United States (North America)
Habit: Sprawling
Flower: WhiteEncounterability: Unusual in Collections
Original Description: The Cactaceae 2 p.154 - Britton & Rose (1920)
Plants 6 meters high or less, erect or reclining, simple or branched; ribs 9 to 11, rounded; areoles 1.5 to 3 cm apart; spines 7 to 9, acicular, mostly 1 cm long or less, sometimes longer, gray with brown tips when mature, pink when young; flower-buds densely brown-hairy; flowers slightly odorous, about 15 cm long; scales of the ovary and flower-tube lanceolate, subtending short brown hairs; outer perianth-segments linear, acuminate, the inner oblanceolate, white, caudate-acuminate, erose-denticulate; fruit globular, yellow, 6 to 7.5 cm in diameter.
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Harrisia aboriginum
H. aboriginum
Picture taken at: Private Collection

Photographer: Joel Lode

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Harrisia aboriginum
H. aboriginum
Picture taken at: Private Collection

Photographer: Joel Lode

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Harrisia aboriginum
H. aboriginum
Picture taken at: Fairchild Botanic Garden, Miami, FL

Photographer: Gerard Ardisson

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