CPC Plant Profile: Higo Chumbo
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Higo Chumbo (Harrisia portoricensis)

Description
  • Global Rank: G1 - Critically Imperiled
  • Legal Status: Federally Threatened
  • Family: Cactaceae
  • State: PR
  • Nature Serve ID: 158613
  • Date Inducted in National Collection:

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Updates
Nature Serve Biotics
  • 05/02/2017

Found only on the island of Puerto Rico (historically) and on small adjacent offshore islands within the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

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Nomenclature
Taxon Harrisia portoricensis
Authority Britton
Family Cactaceae
CPC Number 2144
ITIS 19864
USDA HAPO2
Common Names Puerto Rico applecactus | higo chumbo
Associated Scientific Names Harrisia portoricensis | Cereus portoricensis
Distribution
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Puerto Rico
Habitat

Ecological Relationships

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Reintroduction
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