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Ferocactus fordii (Orcutt) Britton & Rose
Cactaceae (Britton & Rose) 3: 126, fig. 132. 1922 [12 Oct 1922]
Family: CACTACEAE

Ferocactus fordii Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
It is a miniature "Barrel Cactus" that flowers at a smaller size than most Ferocacti. The plant in the photo above is only 7 cm in diameter but is just forming the first flowers buds.

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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Ferocactus fordii (Orcutt) Britton & Rose
Cactaceae (Britton & Rose) 3: 126, fig. 132. 1922 [12 Oct 1922]
Synonymy: 3 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Ferocactus fordii subs. borealis N.P.Taylor
Cactaceae Syst. Init. 14: 16. 2002 [Oct 2002]

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Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Ferocactus fordii group

  • Ferocactus fordii (Orcutt) Britton & Rose: The plants in circulation and labelled F. fordii are now named var. borealis, which means northerly. The proper F. Fordii is quite a sight since it has much longer spines.
  • Ferocactus fordii subs. borealis N.P.Taylor: It occurs one third of the way down the Baja peninsula, near the coast and near the road. It is fully grown at 20 cm in diameter.
  • Ferocactus fordii var. brevispinus n.n., catalog name: is a cultivated form with comparatively shorter spines.


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Ferocactus fordii Photo by: Cactus Art
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Ferocactus fordii Photo by: Cactus Art

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Ferocactus fordii Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
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Ferocactus fordii Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli

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Ferocactus fordii Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
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Ferocactus fordii Photo by: Cactus Art

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Heavy grey-red spines with four centrals (of which one hooked) and several spreading radials. Photo by: Cactus Art
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Ferocactus fordii Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli


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