Harrisia simpsonii Small ex Britton & Rose
  • Cactaceae
  • Simpson’s prickly apple, Simpson’s applecactus, queen-of-the-night


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Harrisia simpsonii Small ex Britton & Rose. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0001287489. Accessed on: 15 Jul 2020'

General Information

Stems erect, reclining, or clambering, sometimes epiphytic and vinelike, to 4 m; ribs 9-10. Spines 7-9 per areole, 1-2.5 cm, yellow tipped or completely yellowish when young. Flowers: flower tube 10-15 cm, prominently ridged; scales turgid at base, with axillary tufts of hairs; hairs, white, soft and silky, flexible, 6-10 mm; buds with white hairs. Fruits dull red at maturity, depressed-spheric, 40-60 mm diam.

  • Provided by: [B].Flora of North America @ efloras.org
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    Other Local Names

    NameLanguageCountry
    Simpson’s prickly apple, Simpson’s applecactus, queen-of-the-night

     Information From

    Cactaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    Flora of North America @ efloras.org
    http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1
    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • B Flora of North America Association
    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).