Calflora
Taxon  Report   3572    
Ferocactus cylindraceus  (Engelm.) Orcutt
Barrel cactus,  California barrel cactus
Ferocactus cylindraceus, a dicot, is a shrub (stem succulent) that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
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Bloom Period
Family: CACTACEAE  
Genus: Ferocactus

Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF: Echinocactus cylindraceus
JEF: Ferocactus acanthodes
JEF: Ferocactus cylindraceus var. cylindraceus
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More information about  Ferocactus cylindraceus
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (FECY)


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jul 10, 2020).