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Harrisia aboriginum Small
Aboriginal pricklyapples, Prickly applecactus

Family: Cactaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Endemic to peninsular Florida.

NatureServe Global Status: Imperiled

United States Federal Status: Endangered

State of Florida Status: Endangered

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Imperiled

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Critically Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Comments: For a current review of H. aboriginum throughout its range, see the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Species Profile.

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Harrisia aboriginum
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Other data on Harrisia aboriginum available from :
Institute for Regional Conservation
IRC Species Account
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
Harrisia aboriginum has been found in the following 10 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Biscayne National Park Recorded as Present in Error
Bocilla Preserve Present Native
Cayo Costa State Park Present Native
Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park Present Native
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park Doubtfully Present
Everglades National Park Recorded as Present in Error
Gasparilla Island Conservation and Improvement Association tract A Present Native
Gasparilla Island State Park Doubtfully Present
J.N. 'Ding' Darling National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Kitchen Key Present Native


Harrisia aboriginum has been found in the following 2 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Charlotte County Native
Lee County Native


Harrisia aboriginum has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Coastal Berm
Shell Mound


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Harrisia aboriginum
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer
Harrisia aboriginum
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Harrisia aboriginum
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley