Harrisia Britton

Description of the genus

Derivation of name: Named after William Harris, an botanist of Jamaica.

Worldwide: c. 20 species in tropical South America, Antilles, Bahamas and Florida. one species (H. martinii) is known as an invasive in Australia, Africa and Hawai.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Harrisia martinii

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

martinii (Labour.) BrittonImage

Other sources of information about Harrisia:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: Harrisia

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Harrisia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Harrisia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Harrisia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Harrisia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Harrisia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Harrisia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2472, retrieved 16 October 2019

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