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GALLERIES > PLANTS AND TREES > SONORAN BARREL CACTUS [Ferocactus cylindraceus]


Sonoran Barrel Cactus Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: California Gulch, AZ
GPS: 31.4N, -111.2W, elev=3,689' MAP
Date: August 1, 2009
ID : ? [3888 x 2592]

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SPECIES INFO

When young, this barrel cactus is globe-shaped, elongating only after becoming about a foot in diameter. It has a long, wide, flat central spine, crosshatched with little ridges and curving downward at the end. It also has many white, bristly radial spines.

Desert: Sonoran and Chihuahuan deserts of southern Arizona and New Mexico

Height: 4-11 feet

Spines: Red beneath a gray surface layer.

Flowers: Orange, red or yellow bloom in July to September

Fruit: Bright yellow, fleshy

Elevation: 1,000-4,600 feet



                                     



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