Ferocactus glaucescens

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Ferocactus glaucescens
Ferocactus glaucescens 1.jpg
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F. glaucescens
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Ferocactus glaucescens

Ferocactus glaucescens (glaucous barrel cactus) is a species of flowering plant in the family Cactaceae, native to the limestone hills of Hidalgo, endemic to México. It 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][2]

There is a spineless form , Ferocactus glaucescens forma nuda (inermis).[3]

Synonyms[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Ferocactus glaucescens". Retrieved 19 June 2013.
  2. ^ "AGM Plants - Ornamental" (PDF). Royal Horticultural Society. July 2017. p. 39. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  3. ^ Ferocactus glaucescens forma nuda (inermis)
Ferocactus glaucescens forma nuda (inermis)

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