Carnegiea gigantea, Giant Saguaro

Southwest Desert Flora

Home to the plants of the Sonoran, Chihuahuan and Mojave Deserts

Cirsium ochrocentrum, Yellowspine Thistle

Ferocactus cylindraceus, California Barrel Cactus

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Scientific Name: Ferocactus cylindraceus
Common Name: California Barrel Cactus
Also Called: California Barrelcactus, California Fire Barrel Cactus, Golden-spined Barrel Cactus, (Spanish: Biznaga)
Family: Cactaceae, Cactus Family
Synonyms: (Echinocactus acanthodes, Ferocactus acanthodes)
Status: Native
Duration: Perennial
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Growth Form: Shrub;
Leaves: Leaves modified into spines emerging from areoles; lacking glochids.
Flower Color: Yellow;
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Recorded Range: In the United States Ferocactus cylindraceus is found in southeast California and southwest Arizona.

U.S. Weed Information:
Invasive/Noxious Weed Information:
Wetland Indicator:
Threatened/Endangered Information: In Arizona, Ferocactus cylindraceus is a protected native plant.

Genus Information: 6 species in Ferocactus, 4 species in Arizona.

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References: Posted 06/05/2015, rev. 07/21/2015, updated, 09/14/2015
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service on-line database and USGS ITIS search
Arizona Flora, Kearney, Thomas H., Peebles, Robert H., 1960, University of California Press, Berkley and
SEINet for synonyms, scientific names and recorded geographic locations, http://swbiodiversity.org/seinet/.
USDA – Threatened and Endangered Information:
Arizona Department of Agriculture. 2011. Protected native plants by categories. Arizona Department of Agriculture.