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Echinofossulocactus echidne Lawr. in Loudon
Gard. Mag. (Loudon) 1841, xvii. 318; Britton & Rose, Cactaceae, iii. 136(1922), in syn.
Family: CACTACEAE

Accepted Scientific Name: Ferocactus echidne (DC.) Britton & Rose
Cactaceae (Britton & Rose) 3: 136. 1922 [12 Oct 1922] Britton & Rose

Echinofossulocactus echidne (Ferocactus echidne) Photo by: Agócs György
It is a medium sized barrel cactus usually unbranched, sometimes many-stemmed when adult. The stem is sub-globose to depressed-globose, yellowish-green, green, dull green or grey-green.

Synonyms:

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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Ferocactus echidne (DC.) Britton & Rose
Cactaceae (Britton & Rose) 3: 136. 1922 [12 Oct 1922]
Synonymy: 9 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Ferocactus echidne var. rafaelensis (J.A.Purpus)
Synonymy: 3 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Ferocactus echidne var. victoriensis (Rose) G.E.Linds.
Cact. Succ. J. (Los Angeles) 27: 168. 1955
Synonymy: 3
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Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Sonora Barrel Cactus, Traveler's Friend
LITHUANIAN (Lietuvių): Piktasis ferokaktusas
RUSSIAN (Русский): Ферокактус еxидны
SWEDISH (Svenska): Glestaggig djävulstunga

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

  • Ferocactus echidne (DC.) Britton & Rose: (v. echidne) It has flattened globose stems and central spines less than 4.5 cm long. Distibution: It is widespread throughout the range of the species.
  • Ferocactus echidne f. monstruosus hort.: It forms large low clusters of firm, rubbery-textured green tangled, monstrous stems. This cultivar shows many growing variations, with different crested, monstrous and normal shapes.
  • Ferocactus echidne var. rafaelensis (J.A.Purpus): Stem flattened, globular, bluish, the flowers at first yellow-orangish take red-violet tones as they age (Same as: E. echidne v. rhodanthus?) Distribution. Minas de San Rafael, Sierra de Alvarez, San Luis Potosí
  • Ferocactus echidne var. rhodanthus G.Unger: Stem ribbed up to 15 cm tall and 9 cm in diameter and central spine up to 6 cm long. Petals orange to brik-red with darker red-violed midribs. Distribution: Hidalgo (Barranca de Tolantongo, Barranca Xilitla), San Luis Potosi ( Ciudad del Maiz)
  • Ferocactus echidne var. victoriensis (Rose) G.E.Linds.: This variety has more cylindrical stems with longer central spines (usully more than 4.5 cm long). Distribution: It is found Near Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas.

3812 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Echinofossulocactus echidne (Ferocactus echidne) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
26930 RapCactus Raimondo Paladini
Echinofossulocactus echidne (Ferocactus echidne) Photo by: Raimondo Paladini

3814 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Echinofossulocactus echidne (Ferocactus echidne) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
29663 cpif Peiffer Clement
Echinofossulocactus echidne (Ferocactus echidne) Photo by: Peiffer Clement

25594 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Echinofossulocactus echidne (Ferocactus echidne) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
3813 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Echinofossulocactus echidne (Ferocactus echidne) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli

3811 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Echinofossulocactus echidne (Ferocactus echidne) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
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