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Ferocactus acanthodes f. variegatus hort.
(forma variegata)
Family: CACTACEAE

Accepted Scientific Name: Ferocactus cylindraceus (Engelm.) Orcutt
Cactography 1926(1): 5. Orcutt

Ferocactus acanthodes f. variegatus Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
It grows slowly, forming in age a mound of thorns and then a narrow column up to 2m tall, with attractive curved spines that partly obscure the yellow, white & green stem. The spine colour is red but also yellow or pale grey.

Synonyms:

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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Ferocactus cylindraceus (Engelm.) Orcutt
Cactography 1926(1): 5.
Synonymy: 16 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Ferocactus cylindraceus subs. eastwoodiae (L.D.Benson) N.P.Taylor
Cactaceae Syst. Init. 14: 16. 2002 [Oct 2002]
Synonymy: 4 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Ferocactus cylindraceus subs. lecontei (Engelm.) N.P.Taylor
Cactaceae Consensus Init. 6: 16. 1998
Synonymy: 7 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Ferocactus cylindraceus var. tortulispinus (H.E.Gates) Bravo
Cact. Suc. Mex. 25: 65. 1980
Synonymy: 5
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Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Variegated Fire Barrel, Variegated Compass Barrel Cactus, Desert Barrel Cactus

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

  • Ferocactus acanthodes (Lem.) Britton & Rose: Plants with a central spine 7-15 cm in length, they usually inhabits the 50-700 m elevational range.
    (Rejected name same as Feroctus cylindraceus)
  • Ferocactus acanthodes f. albispinus hort.
  • Ferocactus acanthodes var. rostii (Britton & Rose) W.T.Marshall: has columnar stems up to 3 m high and 30 cm in diameter. It is similar to F. acanthodes, but the stem is thinner and the spines are more curved and blanch to golden in maturity. Distribution: Texas and California.
  • Ferocactus acanthodes f. variegatus hort.
  • Ferocactus cylindraceus (Engelm.) Orcutt: Colourfull barrel cactus forming in age a mound of thorns and then a narrow column up to 2m tall, with attractive curved spines that partly obscure the green stem. The spine colour is red but also yellow or pale grey. Distribution: southern California, southwestern Arizona, northern Baja California, and northwestern Sonora.
  • Ferocactus cylindraceus subs. eastwoodiae (L.D.Benson) N.P.Taylor: Plants solitary, short to tall cylindrical up to 3 m high and 30 cmin diameter. Spines dense, partly obscuring the stems, yellowish to straw colored. Distribution: restricted to central Arizona and the Grand Canyon.
  • Ferocactus cylindraceus var. hertrichii (Weinberg) hort.: Usually unbranched forming a single column up to 2 m tall and 30cm in diameter. It has a large central spine and three auxiliary centrals form a crucifix shape.
  • Ferocactus cylindraceus subs. lecontei (Engelm.) N.P.Taylor: Plant with untwisted non-hooked central spines 5-7 cm in length often closely pressed to the stem; Distribution: southern Nevada, southwestern Utah, southern California, and much of Arizona. Grows at 700-1500 m in elevation.
  • Ferocactus cylindraceus var. tortulispinus (H.E.Gates) Bravo: It has much shorter stems, often with flattened tips. the spines are very twisted gray. Distribution: northern Baja California.


10648 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Ferocactus acanthodes f. variegatus Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
10650 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Ferocactus acanthodes f. variegatus Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli

10651 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Ferocactus acanthodes f. variegatus Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
10652 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Ferocactus acanthodes f. variegatus Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli


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