Harrisia

Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Magnoliopsida
Ordo: Caryophyllales
Familia: Cactaceae
Subfamilia: Cactoideae
Tribus: Trichocereeae
Genus: Harrisia
Species: H. adscendens - H. balansae - H. eriophora - H. gracilis - H. martinii - H. pomanensis - H. regelii - H. tetracantha - H. tortuosa

Name

Harrisia N.L. Britton, Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 35: 561. 1909.

Typus: H. gracilis - (Mill.) Britton (Cereus gracilis Mill.) Lectotypified by Britton & Millspaugh, Bahama Fl. 292. 1920.

Synonyms

* Eriocereus Riccob., Boll. Reale Orto Bot. Palermo 8: 238. 1909
* Roseocereus Backeb., Blätt. Kakteenf. 1938(6): [17; 3, 11, 23].


References

* Anderson, E.F. 2001. The Cactus Family. (Timber Press) ISBN 0-88192-498-9.
* Hunt, D., Taylor, N. & Charles, G. (ed.) 2006. The New Cactus Lexicon. Milborne Port. ISBN 0-9538134-4-4.
* The International Plant Names Index 2009. Published on the Internet. 2010 Mar 12 [1].


Vernacular names
Svenska: Stjärnkaktussläktet

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Harrisia is a genus of cacti native to Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil, Bolivia, Uruguay, the Greater Antilles, the Bahamas, and the U.S. state of Florida. The genus is named after William Harris, an important botanist of Jamaica. There are about 20 species.[1]

Harrisia martinii is an exotic invasive in Australia, Africa, and the U.S. state of Hawaii.

The genera Eriocereus (A.Berger) Riccob. and Roseocereus Backeb. have been brought into synonymy with this genus.

Species include:

* Harrisia aboriginum
* Harrisia balansae
* Harrisia bonplandii
* Harrisia brasiliensis
* Harrisia divaricata
* Harrisia donae-antoniae
* Harrisia fragrans
* Harrisia martinii
* Harrisia pomanensis
* Harrisia portoricensis
* Harrisia simpsonii
* Harrisia tetracantha

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