Donate now to support the LLIFLE projects.
Your support is critical to our success.
Ferocactus macrodiscus (Mart.) Britton & Rose
Cactaceae (Britton & Rose) 3: 139, fig. 147. 1922
Family: CACTACEAE

Ferocactus macrodiscus Photo by: Agócs György
In habitat partially burried in the ground. Mexico.

Synonyms:

See all synonyms of Ferocactus macrodiscus
back
Accepted name in llifle Database:
Ferocactus macrodiscus (Mart.) Britton & Rose
Cactaceae (Britton & Rose) 3: 139, fig. 147. 1922
Synonymy: 3 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Ferocactus macrodiscus var. septentrionalis J.Meyran
Cact. Suc. Mex. 32(3): 52 (1987)
Synonymy: 3
back

Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Candy cactus, Barrel cactus
SPANISH (Español): Biznaga de Dulce
SWEDISH (Svenska): Platt djävulstunga

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

  • Ferocactus macrodiscus (Mart.) Britton & Rose: The 'macrodiscus' subspecies has a blue-green epidermis and areoles 0,5 to 1 cm long. The spines are yellow or red and curved. It is the most prevalent.
  • Ferocactus macrodiscus var. septentrionalis J.Meyran: The 'septentrionalis' subspecies has a greenish-yellow epidermis and the areoles are 1,5 to 2,5 cm long. The spines are straight and strong.

1707 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Ferocactus macrodiscus Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
1708 andrea Andrea B.
- Unusual in Collections it starts blooming when the plant has only a diameter of 8-12 cm. In its habitat it passes the dry periods almost buried in the ground. Photo by: Andrea B.

26734 agocs Agócs György
Ferocactus macrodiscus Photo by: Agócs György
1700 cactus-art Cactus Art
Ferocactus macrodiscus Photo by: Cactus Art

1698 cactus-art Cactus Art
Ferocactus macrodiscus Photo by: Cactus Art
1703 cactus-art Cactus Art
Ferocactus macrodiscus Photo by: Cactus Art

1704 cactus-art Cactus Art
Ferocactus macrodiscus Photo by: Cactus Art
1705 cactus-art Cactus Art
Ferocactus macrodiscus Photo by: Cactus Art

Your Photos

by Andrea B.

by Cactus Art

by Cactus Art
Blooming habit, Mexico.
by Agócs György

by Cactus Art
There are a total of 17 Photos.
Click here to view them all!

Your Actions
Ferocactus Back to Ferocactus index
Cactaceae Back to Cactaceae index
Cacti Back to Cacti Encyclopedia index