CPC Plant Profile: Puerto Rico Apple-cactus
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Puerto Rico Apple-cactus (Leptocereus grantianus)

  • Global Rank: G1 - Critically Imperiled
  • Legal Status: Federally Endangered
  • Family: Cactaceae
  • State: PR, VI
  • Nature Serve ID: 138780
  • Date Inducted in National Collection:

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Nature Serve Biotics
  • 05/02/2017

Only one population of about 50 individuals is known to exist in Culebra, an island located just off the northeastern corner of Puerto Rico. The one known population is threatened by agriculture, urban development, and possibly storm surges and sea level rise.

  • 01/01/2010

cut up and fed to livestock landslide development in nearby areas

  • 01/01/2010

54 individuals in 1 population at 1 site

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Taxon Leptocereus grantianus
Authority Britton
Family Cactaceae
CPC Number 9882
ITIS 19858
Common Names Puerto Rico Apple-cactus | sebucan
Associated Scientific Names Leptocereus grantianus | Neoabbottia grantiana | Cereus grantianus
State Rank
State State Rank
Puerto Rico
Virgin Islands

crumbling rocky bank above seepage

Ecological Relationships

Common Name Name in Text Association Type Source InteractionID
Lead Institution State Reintroduction Type Year of First Outplanting

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