Cereus eriophorus var. fragrans

Family:
Cactaceae
Common Names:
fragrant prickly-apple cactus, fragrant wooly cactus
Author:
(Small ex Britton & Rose) L.D. Benson
Synonyms:
Growth Habit:
Shrub
CPC Number:
873
Profile Contributors:
Jennifer Possley
Sponsorship:
Fully Sponsored

Reference Links

ITIS - Tropicos - USDA Plants - Fish & WildLife

Participating Institutions

The following Participating Institutions are custodians for this species in the CPC National Collection:
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Bok Tower Gardens


The conservation of Cereus eriophorus var. fragrans is fully sponsored.
Jennifer Possley contributed to this Plant Profile.

Description

Harrisia fragrans is a columnar cactus endemic to south Florida. It may reach 3-5 m tall (reports vary), though it frequently has a sprawling, more horizontal growth form (Britton and Rose 1920, Benson 1982, USFWS 1988). The fragrant, showy, pink to white flowers reach 10 cm long and bloom nocturnally (Rae 1995). Fruits are orange-red and reach 5 cm in diameter.

Distribution & Occurrence

Pollinators

Protection

Global Rank:
G1
07/12/1994
Guide to Global Ranks
Federal Status:
LE
11/02/1985
Guide to Federal Status
Recovery Plan:
Yes

State / Area Protection

State/Area Rank Status
Florida S1 LE

Conservation, Ecology & Research

References