Taxon  Report   2877    
Echinocactus polycephalus  Engelm. & J. M. Bigelow  var. polycephalus 
Barrel cactus,  Cottontop cactus
Echinocactus polycephalus var. polycephalus, 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.

Bloom Period
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Echinocactus polycephalus var. polycephalus
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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:   (Accessed: Jun 01, 2020).