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Taxon: Harrisia fragrans Small ex Britton & Rose

Genus: Harrisia
Family: Cactaceae
Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Trichocereeae
Nomen number: 318595
Place of publication: Cact. 2:149. 1920
Link to protologue:
Comment: name attributed to Small, but no indication anywhere in work that Small provided descriptions for any taxa
Name Verified on: 21-Feb-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

  • Caribbean apple cactus  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • fragrant prickly-apple cactus  (Source: Castanea) - English
  • fragrant woolly cactus  (Source: Cact Fam) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Center for Plant Conservation listed:
  • CITES Appendix II:

Distributional Range:


    Northern America
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Florida (St. Lucie Co.)]


  1. Anderson, E. F. 2001. The cactus family Note: lists as Harrisia fragrans Small
  2. Benson, L. 1982. The cacti of the United States and Canada 934. Note: = Cereus eriophorus var. fragrans (Small) L. D. Benson
  3. Center for Plant Conservation. Center for Plant Conservation National Collection of Endangered Plants (on-line resource).
  4. CITES. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Appendices I, II and III (on-line resource).
  5. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  6. Hunt, D. 1992. CITES Cactaceae checklist Note: provisionally accepts
  7. United States Fish and Wildlife Service. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Species Information: threatened and endangered animals and plants (on-line resource). Note: = Cereus eriophorus var. fragrans (Small) L. D. Benson
  8. Walters, S. M. et al., eds. 1986-2000. European garden flora. Note: = Harrisia eriophora (Pfeiff.) Britton
  9. Wunderlin, R. P. 1982. Guide to the vascular plants of central Florida Note: = Cereus eriophorus var. fragrans (Small) L. D. Benson

Check other web resources for Harrisia fragrans Small ex Britton & Rose :

  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=318595. Accessed 23 July 2019.