Harrisia martinii

Family Cactaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesHarrisia Cactus, Moonlight Cactus, Snake Cactus
SynonymsCereus martinii Labour.; Eriocereus martinii (Labour.) Riccob.
Growth formSucculent shrub
Seed dispersal morphologyFleshy fruit/Edible/Aril
Maximum height (m)2
Capable of vegetative reproductionYes
Native rangeSouth America
Exotic range (Australia)NSW, QLD, WA
Exotic range (other)Pacific Ocean Islands
Habitat types (exotic)Pastures, Urban areas, gardens and parks, Woodlands
Soil type (exotic)Information unavailable
Decade of introduction1880

National Climate Change Impact

Invasive Class 3

The area of suitable habitat and the habitat suitability of observations, for this species, are projected to decrease or remain the same under RCP 8.5 2065 compared to current climate suitability.

Maps of Habitat Suitability & Recorded Occurrences

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Current suitable habitat

2035 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

2065 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

Recorded occurrences

Recorded occurrences


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