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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Plants
Ferocactus cylindraceus (Mountain Barrel Cactus, Desert Barrel Cactus, biznaga)

Coffee Pot Mountain

 

 Ferocactus cylindraceus

 Ferocactus cylindraceus

 Ferocactus cylindraceus

 Ferocactus cylindraceus

Habitat: rocky slopes, bajadas
Life Form: cactus,barrel-shaped
Leaf Description: leafless
Flower Color: yellow
Flowering Period: April to June
Spines: hooked spines
Family: Cactaceae (cactus family)
Abundance: common
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, J. Malusa, and M.A. Baker. 2014. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona: Part 7. Eudicots: Cactaceae - Cactus Family. Phytoneuron 2014-69, 1-95 page 44 (13.5 MB pdf)

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Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Ferocactus cylindraceus (opens in a new tab).

 

 

 

 

 

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