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Simpson's Prickly-apple (Harrisia simpsonii)

  • Global Rank: G2 - Imperiled
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Cactaceae
  • State: FL
  • Nature Serve ID: 161545
  • Lifeform: Shrub
  • Categories of Interest: Cacti/Succulents
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 03/02/2023

Where is Simpson's Prickly-apple (Harrisia simpsonii) located in the wild?

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Simpson's Prickly-apple can be found in Florida

Which CPC Partners conserve Simpson's Prickly-apple (Harrisia simpsonii)?

CPC's Plant Sponsorship Program provides long term stewardship of rare plants in our National Collection. We are so grateful for all our donors who have made the Plant Sponsorship Program so successful. We are in the process of acknowledging all our wonderful plant sponsorship donors on our website. This is a work in progress and will be updated regularly.

Conservation Actions

Tina Stanley
  • 05/11/2023
  • Orthodox Seed Banking

According to a March 2023 extract of the Florida Plant Rescue Database, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden holds 4 accessions of Harrisia simpsonii totalling approximately 2138 seeds representing 4 maternal lines.

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Taxon Harrisia simpsonii
Authority (Small) L. Benson
Family Cactaceae
CPC Number 875
ITIS 195403
Duration Perennial
Common Names Simpson's Prickly-apple
Associated Scientific Names Harrisia simpsonii
State Rank
State State Rank
Florida S2
Ecological Relationships


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