Harrisia simpsonii Small 1920

QUEEN OFTHE NIGHT, SIMPSON'S PRICKLY APPLE Cereus gracilis var. simpsonii (Small) L. D. Benson 1969

Plants erect, spreading, or reclining, to 6 m (20 ft) high. Stems unbranched or more or less branched. Ribs 8-10. Spines 7-14, gray, 1-2.5 cm (0.4-1 in) long. Flowers 12-17 cm (4.7-6.7 in) long; floral tubes with soft white hairs. Fruits depressed globose, orange-red, 4-6 cm (1.6-2.4 in) in diameter. Distribution: southern coastal hummocks of the Keys and mainland of Florida.

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Harrisia Cactus

Harrisia pomanensis

Harrisia Taetra
Harrisia portoricensis, photograph by Alberto Areces-Mallea

374 Harrisia taetra

Simpson Apple Cactus
Harrisia taetra, photograph by Alberto Areces-Mallea

Harrisia taylori, photograph by Urs Eggli

Harrisia tetracantha

Harrisia taylori, photograph by Urs Eggli

Harrisia tetracantha

Harrisia Cactus

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