Harrisia martinii

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Harrisia martinii
Harrisia Cactus, Harrisia martinii (10868793096).jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Cactaceae
Subfamily: Cactoideae
Genus: Harrisia
H. martinii
Binomial name
Harrisia martinii
(Labour.) Britton

Harrisia martinii, commonly called the Martin applecactus, is a species of night-blooming, rope-like cacti native to South America.[1] With large showy flowers that attract the hawk moth, it is considered by some a useful landscape plant in areas that do not freeze.[2]

Harrisia martinii is considered an exotic invasive in Australia,[1][3][4] Africa, and the U.S. state of Hawaii.

The plant is spiny with edible red globular fruit.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Harrisia Cactus". HerbiGuide. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  2. ^ Soule, J.A. 2012. Butterfly Gardening in Southern Arizona. Tierra del Soule Press, Tucson, AZ
  3. ^ Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry: Biosecurity Queensland (1 January 2016). "Prohibited invasive plants: Harrisia cactus". Business Queensland. Queensland Government. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Harrisia cactus" (PDF). Biosecurity Queensland. The State of Queensland, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. 2013. Retrieved 23 February 2017.