Ferocactus glaucescens

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Ferocactus glaucescens
Ferocactus glaucescens 1.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Cactaceae
Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Cacteae
Genus: Ferocactus
Species: F. glaucescens
Binomial name
Ferocactus glaucescens
(DC.) Britton & Rose

Ferocactus glaucescens (glaucous barrel cactus) is a species of flowering plant in the family Cactaceae.

The plant is native to the limestone hills of Hidalgo, endemic to México.


Ferocactus glaucescens is a spherical or cylindrical cactus growing to 60 cm (24 in) in diameter, with long yellow spines and yellow flowers in summer.


In cultivation in temperate regions it must be grown under glass. It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[1]

There is a spineless variety, Ferocactus glaucescens forma nuda (inermis).[2]


  • Bisnaga glaucescens
  • Echinocactus glaucescens      
  • Echinocactus pfeifferi
  • Ferocactus pfeifferi


Ferocactus glaucescens forma nuda (inermis)

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