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Fragrant Prickly Apple - Harrisia fragrans
Endangered Florida species, U.S. Endangered species
Location - Canaveral National Seashore - Mosquito Lagoon
Habitat - Scrubby flatwoods, xeric coastal hammocks and shell middens
Range - Florida's east coast from Volusia to St. Lucie Counties.
Description - Fragrant prickly apple is a cactus with long cylindrical stems from 3 to 16 feet tall with 10 or more spiny ridges.
The gray, yellow-tipped spines are in clusters of 9 to 13 with one spine longer than the rest.
The showy, solitary flowers with a long scaly floral tube open at night, and have numerous white petals that turn pink the next morning.
The fruits are round, about 2 inches in diameter, green at first, then turning red at maturity.
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See more photos and information at the Wild Florida Photo page for this species.