Harrisia brookii Britton

  • Authority

    Britton, Nathaniel L. & Millspaugh, Charles F. 1920. The Bahama Flora.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Harrisia brookii Britton

  • Description

    Species Description - Plant 5 m. high, much branched, light green; branches 3-4 cm. thick, 10-ribbed, the ribs sometimes prominentj with deep depressions between them. Areoles about 2 cm. apart; spines 6-12, the longer ones 2-2.5 cm. long; bud ovoid, prominently long-pointed, its scales with few curled white hairs 7-10 mm. long; fruit yellowish, subglobose or ellipsoid, about 8 cm. in diameter, rounded at both ends, or narrowed above, the tubercles very low, with tips only 1.5 mm. high, the linear scales persistent.

  • Discussion

    Recorded by Dolley as Cereus rcpandus Haw, and also as Cereus pellucidus (presumably). Named in honor of Herbert M. Brook, for many years Registrar of the Bahamas, who greatly facilitated our explorations. At the place of publication Clarence Town was inadvertently printed George Town. Brook's Dildo.

  • Distribution

    Scrub-lands, Long Island at Clarence Town. Endemic.

    Long Island Bahamas South America|