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Echinocactus falconeri Orcutt
W. Amer. Sci. 12: 162, 1902; et in Seed Pl. Co. Cat. Cact. 1903
Family: CACTACEAE

Accepted Scientific Name: Ferocactus wislizeni Britton & Rose
Cactaceae (Backeberg) 3: 127, pl. 1, 12. 1922 Backeb.

Echinocactus falconeri (Ferocactus wislizeni) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli

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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Ferocactus wislizeni Britton & Rose
Cactaceae (Backeberg) 3: 127, pl. 1, 12. 1922
Synonymy: 11 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Ferocactus wislizeni subs. herrerae (J.G.Ortega) Pilbeam & Bowdery
Ferocactus 103. 2005
Synonymy: 3 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Ferocactus wislizeni subs. tiburonensis (G.E.Linds.) Pilbeam & Bowdery
Ferocactus 105. 2005
Synonymy: 4
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Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Southwestern Barrel Cactus, Fishhook Barrel Cactus, Candy Barrel Cactus, Arizona Barrel Cactus
LITHUANIAN (Lietuvių): Storadyglis ferokaktusas
RUSSIAN (Русский): Ферокактус Вислизена
SPANISH (Español): Biznaga-barril de Nuevo México, Biznaga De Agua, Viznaga Hembra
SWEDISH (Svenska): Smal djävulstunga

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

  • Ferocactus wislizeni Britton & Rose: Central spines 4, forming a cross, the lowermost stoutest, and often hooked, 8-10 cm long. Radial spines about 12 needle- to bristle-like, to 5 cm. Flowers yellow to yellowish orange to red, Distribution: central and southern Arizona, southern New Mexico, southwestern Texas, and northwestern Mexico in Chihuahua, Sonora, and Sinaloa.
  • Ferocactus wislizeni var. albispinus (Toumey) Y.Itô
  • Ferocactus wislizeni var. falconieri (Orcutt) Y.Itô
  • Ferocactus wislizeni subs. herrerae (J.G.Ortega) Pilbeam & Bowdery: Central spines 6, grey, ribbed, angled or hooked at the tip, to 10 cm (3.9 in) long and 5 mm wide. Radial spines several, white, twisted, radiating. Flowers yellow with red midveins. Distribution: Sinaloa, Sonora, and Durango, Mexico.
  • Ferocactus wislizeni var. phoeniceus (R.E.Kunze) Y.Itô
  • Ferocactus wislizeni subs. tiburonensis (G.E.Linds.) Pilbeam & Bowdery: Central spines 4, forming a cross, round in cross section, lower one sometimes flattened, to 9 cm long. Radial spines awl shaped, similar to the centrals, not bristle-like. Flowers yellow. Distribution: Tiburon Island, Gulf of California, Mexico.

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Echinocactus falconeri (Ferocactus wislizeni) Photo by: Cactus Art
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Echinocactus falconeri (Ferocactus wislizeni) Photo by: Cactus Art

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Echinocactus falconeri (Ferocactus wislizeni) Photo by: Cactus Art
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Echinocactus falconeri (Ferocactus wislizeni) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli

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Echinocactus falconeri (Ferocactus wislizeni) Photo by: Cactus Art
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