Ferocactus hamatacanthus - Cacti and Succulents

Ferocactus hamatacanthus

Mexican Fruit Cactus, Texas Barrel, Turk's Head Barrel, Biznaga de Tuna

Origin and Habitat: Southern Texas, New Mexico, and northern Mexico.
Altitude: 700-200 metres above sea level.
Habitat: Plants occur mainly in the Chihuahuan Desert from the lowest desert up to the wooded mountains in the limestone mesas and alluvial valleys, often among shrubs and in crevices of rocks.


Ferocactus hamatacanthus (Muehlenpf.) Britton & Rose
Bisnaga hamatacantha (Muehlenpf.) Orcutt
Echinocactus haematochroanthus Hemsl.
Echinocactus hamatacanthus Muehlenpf. in Otto & A.Dietr.
Hamatocactus hamatocanthus (Muehlenpf.) F.M.Knuth in Backeb. & F.M.Knuth

Source: The Encyclopedia of Cacti

Scientific classification

Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Cactaceae
Genus: Ferocactus
Species: F. hamatacanthus

Ferocactus hamatacanthus is widespread in the Chihuahuan Desert of Northwestern Mexico, New Mexico, and Southwestern Texas.

                         – Wikipedia.

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