Harrisia aboriginum
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Critically Imperiled (NatureServe)[1]
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Cactaceae
Subfamily: Cactoideae
Genus: Harrisia
H. aboriginum
Binomial name
Harrisia aboriginum
Small ex Britton & Rose

Harrisia aboriginum, the prickly applecactus, is a species of cactus endemic to peninsular Florida, on the Gulf Coast of the counties of Lee, Sarasota County, and Charlotte.[2] Only 12 occurrences are known, and the species is threatened by horticultural collection, shading from fire suppression, competition from invasive flora, and habitat destruction.


  1. ^ NatureServe. 2006. Harrisia aboriginum, Aboriginal Prickly-apple. NatureServe, Arlington, Virginia. Available https://explorer.natureserve.org/Taxon/ELEMENT_GLOBAL.2.145310/Harrisia_aboriginum. Accessed 30 November 2021.
  2. ^ "Harrisia aboriginum". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 10 May 2015.