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Cereus repandus (L.) Mill.
Bishop cactus, Peruvian apple cactus

Cereus repandus
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Family: Cactaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Tree

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Native to the Lesser Antilles and northern South America; cultvated and sometimes naturalizing elsewhere.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Other data on Cereus repandus available from :

Cereus repandus has been found in the following 23 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Cape Romano - Ten Thousand Islands Aquatic Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only
Dolphin Center and Dolphin Center Addition Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dove Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dry Tortugas National Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Everglades National Park Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only
Frenchman's Forest Natural Area Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Highlands Scrub Natural Area Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Juno Dunes Natural Area Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Jupiter Ridge Natural Area Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Lake San Pedro Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Little Torch Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Long Key State Park Recorded as Present in Error Not Native, Cultivated Only
Miramar Pineland Present Not Native, Naturalized
National Key Deer Refuge Present Not Native, Naturalized
Navy Wells Pineland #23 Present Not Native, Naturalized
Pine Island Ridge Natural Area Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Savannas Preserve State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Seabranch Preserve State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Seacrest Scrub Natural Area Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Snake Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Yamato Scrub Natural Area Present Not Native, Cultivated Only

Cereus repandus has been found in the following 2 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Martin County Not Native, Cultivated Only
Palm Beach County Not Native, Naturalized

Cereus repandus has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Disturbed Upland
Rockland Hammock

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Cereus repandus
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Cereus repandus
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Cereus repandus
Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Miramar Pineland Natural Area,
Broward County, Florida