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Barbados gooseberry (Pereskia aculeata) is a woody shrub when young, that grows into a climbing, leafy cactus with branches up to 33 feet long. It has fragrant flowers (which can be lemony, sweet, or repulsive smelling) and round yellow-red berries. Pereskia aculeata was introduced to Hawaii intentionally for horticulture (as an ornamental or for its fruit). Pereskia aculeata is native to the West Indies and the northern coast of South America.
Pereskia aculeata information from NTBG
Information about Pereskia aculeata is available from the National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG).
Pereskia aculeata information from ITIS
The Integrated Taxonomic Information System ITIS provides authoritative taxonomic information on Pereskia aculeata, as well as other plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.
IPNI nomenclature info for Pereskia aculeata
Nomenclatural information about Pereskia aculeata is provided by The International Plant Names Index (IPNI).
Pereskia aculeata images from PIER
Images of Pereskia aculeata provided by the Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk project (PIER).
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