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Ferocactus latispinus Britton & Rose
Cactaceae (Britton & Rose) 3: 143. 1922 [12 Oct 1922]
Family: CACTACEAE

Ferocactus latispinus Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
It is a beautiful members of the genus Ferocactus and is commonly called barrel cactus, it is fairly popular in cultivation because it blooms very early. The young spines have a great looking red.

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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Ferocactus latispinus Britton & Rose
Cactaceae (Britton & Rose) 3: 143. 1922 [12 Oct 1922]
Synonymy: 26 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Ferocactus latispinus subs. spiralis (Karw. ex Pfeiff.) N.P.Taylor
Cactaceae Consensus Init. 5: 13. 1998
Synonymy: 15
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Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Devil's Tongue Barrel, Crow's Claw Cactus, Candy cactus
CZECH (Čeština): Ďáblův jazyk
LITHUANIAN (Lietuvių): Plačiadyglis ferokaktusas
SPANISH (Español): Pochas (referring to the fruits)
SWEDISH (Svenska): Djävulstunga

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

  • Ferocactus cornigerus (DC.): Ferocactus corniger and Ferocactus latispinus are synonyms although the wide variety of features in the same species makes it possible to find plants with certain superficial dissimilarities.
  • Ferocactus latispinus Britton & Rose: has hemispherical or flat-topped stems, with 4 large red or grey-red central spines of which the lowest one is conspicuously wider, flat, hooked up to 4 cm long. Distribution: central and southern Mexico (Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, and south)
  • Ferocactus latispinus var. flavispinus (Haage ex C.F.Först.) Backeb. & F.M.Knuth: The plants are identical in shape to the standard species but the spines are all yellow.
  • Ferocactus latispinus var. flavispinus f. cristatus hort.: It is a strong crested cactus with yellow spines.
  • Ferocactus latispinus var. greenwoodii (Glass) N.P.Taylor: has ball-shaped or flat-topped stems, with less curved to nearly terete central spines and only 4-5 radial spines. Distribution: between Oaxaca city and Tehuantepec in the valleys of Totolapan and Nejapa.
  • Ferocactus latispinus subs. spiralis (Karw. ex Pfeiff.) N.P.Taylor: has pherical to elongate stems occasionally up to 1 metre tall and 5 to 7 stout radial spines. Distribution: endemic to southern Puebla and southern Oaxaca.
  • Ferocactus recurvus (Mill.) Borg: (is a rejected name for Ferocactus latispinus var. spiralis) has pale pink flowers, with a deep almost maroon-pink throat.


26737 agocs Agócs György
In habitat. Mexico. Photo by: Agócs György
13274 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Ferocactus latispinus Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli

27000 frikkie Frikkie Hall
Ferocactus latispinus Photo by: Frikkie Hall
26736 agocs Agócs György
Ferocactus latispinus Photo by: Agócs György

26735 agocs Agócs György
Ferocactus latispinus Photo by: Agócs György
13273 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Ferocactus latispinus Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli

13276 cactus-art Cactus Art
Ferocactus latispinus Photo by: Cactus Art
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