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 Ferocactus is a genus of large barrel-shaped cacti, mostly with large spines and small flowers. There are about 30 species included in the genus. They are found in the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico.

 Rare Cactus Plants Genus Ferocactus

Etymology -From the Latin word ferox, meaning "fierce" and the Greek word kaktos, meaning "thistle"

 Adaptations
Ferocactus have very shallow root systems and are easily uprooted during flash floods. The "fishhook" spines and the armored web of spines enclosing the cactus body in many species of this genus are adaptations which allow the plant to move to more favorable locations. The seeds germinate in areas where water movement occurs or in areas where standing water accumulates for some period of time, and during flash floods, the hooked spines allow the plants to be caught on waterborne debris, uprooted and carried to areas where water tends to accumulate.

Cultivation

In cultivation ferocactus require full sun, little water, and good drainage. They are popular as houseplants. They cannot tolerate freezing temperatures for extended periods, which typically cause them to yellow, bleach, then slowly die. Propagation is usually from seeds.

 Native American Indians would boil young flowers and would eat them like steamed cabbage. There was also a Native American drink made from mashing old flowers into water. The large barrel cactus have been used as a cooking pot by cutting a whole in the top and scooping out the insides and inserting hot coals from a fire into the cactus with the food and then the top was put back on to allow everything to steam/cook. Did this add a level of flavor to the food? How many large cactus vanished this way? Ferocactus spines have also been used as needles for many things including:sewingtattooing and even as a record player needle.

 Ferocactus Roots:

Ferocactus grow in a wide range of environments. Wild growing ferocactus can be found growing in places with high-wind, limited water and low minerals in the soild. Certain species can tolerate many adverse growing environments. The roots are very important for ferocactus survival.

There are 2 types of roots that help ferocactus survive in hard conditions, fibrous roots and the tap root. The fiberous roots help to take in freshly fallen rain water. The tap root reaches deeper to find water and nutrients. Both root types help with anchoring the plant to the ground in areas of high wind.

When purchasing a mature plant, you will usually receive a bare-root plant. Meaning that the soil has been washed away from the roots. For growing tips see our growing tips page.

Ferocacti do not like their roots to be in a very damp soil when the temperatures are low. They won’t usually die as a result, but they can loose their roots.  Ferocactus that lose its roots during the winter takes a very long time to replace them. Ferocactus grow very fast in the spring and summer if they have not lost their roots during the winter.  A common mistake with ferocactus is growing them in large plastic pots, and not realizing that the soil has not dried out by the time winter arrives. The soil can often stay very wet at the bottom of the pot even though the top is bone dry.  Ferocactus collections usually grow their cacti in wide, shallow clay pots, to allow the soil to dry completely before winter approaches.  Keep them dry in winter!

Ferocactus is a genus that has long been a major stereotype for the entire cactus family. Their imposing "barrel" shape can be seen in paintings and other forms of desert art, cartoons, and movies. Bolstered by errant folklore, the Ferocactus has been nicknamed "The Traveler’s Friend". This is due to the belief that these "living barrels" are reservoirs of fresh drinking water in the hot arid deserts just waiting to be tapped into by a parched and wayward visitor. While this idea is quite romantic and plays well to the imagination, in reality, it is not recommended to drink this water as it is far too alkaline and may worsen the effects of dehydration. A far better source of water can be found in the flattened leaf-like pads of the nearby Opuntia species.


As a whole the species included in Ferocactus are indeed barrel-shaped, but some remain as smaller round stems and some may form clumps of few to many stems. These stems are ribbed – mostly straight, sometimes tuberculate. All species have stout spines, some of them especially thick and heavy and may be hooked or straight. Spines come in a wide range of colors, often varying within species, and may be yellow, gray, white, brown, pinkish, or most notably, brilliant red. On many species, the central spines feature ridges that run perpendicular to the spine. Flowers come from the top of the plant, often forming a right around the apex. Flowers vary from yellow to red and are funnel shaped opening from between 1 and 2 inches in diameter. It is not unusual for developing buds to have to fight their way up through seemingly impenetrable masses of spines. The buds are scaly and naked. Fruits in most species are elongated and bright yellow and retain the dried flower parts at the top. This gives them an uncanny resemblance to little pineapples. As the flowers form in rings around the top of the stem, so the fruits form bright yellow rings and are quite showy. The fruits are mostly dry with a very tough, fleshy skin and contain many hard black or brown seeds.
In the wild, Ferocactus can be found in the Southwestern United states and throughout much of Mexico. Due to their size, Ferocactus can be spotted easily from the road and often indicate a habitat where smaller, hard-to-spot cactus may be found. A couple species ofFerocactus are sold by the large commercial growers, most notably F. latispinusFerocactusseeds are also a large percentage of the seeds in the mixed packs of cactus seed sold around the world. Mostly due to their ease of collection and typically these are from speciesF. wislizenii. Nearly all species exist in the collections of more dedicated cactus growers.

As a whole the species included in Ferocactus are indeed barrel-shaped, but some remain as smaller round stems and some may form clumps of few to many stems. These stems are ribbed – mostly straight, sometimes tuberculate. All species have stout spines, some of them especially thick and heavy and may be hooked or straight. Spines come in a wide range of colors, often varying within species, and may be yellow, gray, white, brown, pinkish, or most notably, brilliant red. On many species, the central spines feature ridges that run perpendicular to the spine. Flowers come from the top of the plant, often forming a right around the apex. Flowers vary from yellow to red and are funnel shaped opening from between 1 and 2 inches in diameter. It is not unusual for developing buds to have to fight their way up through seemingly impenetrable masses of spines. The buds are scaly and naked. Fruits in most species are elongated and bright yellow and retain the dried flower parts at the top. This gives them an uncanny resemblance to little pineapples. As the flowers form in rings around the top of the stem, so the fruits form bright yellow rings and are quite showy. The fruits are mostly dry with a very tough, fleshy skin and contain many hard black or brown seeds.

In the wild, Ferocactus can be found in the Southwestern United states and throughout much of Mexico. Due to their size, Ferocactus can be spotted easily from the road and often indicate a habitat where smaller, hard-to-spot cactus may be found. A couple species ofFerocactus are sold by the large commercial growers, most notably F. latispinusFerocactusseeds are also a large percentage of the seeds in the mixed packs of cactus seed sold around the world. Mostly due to their ease of collection and typically these are from speciesF. wislizenii. Nearly all species exist in the collections of more dedicated cactus growers.




Habitat


Only a quarter of the overall total of cactus species that live in desert areas. The rest live in the semi-desert, dry grasslands, or grassland. Generally, these plants live in tropical and subtropical climates.

Morphology

Included in the group cactus succulent plants because it is able to store water supplies in batangnya.Batang this plant can accommodate a large volume of water and has a shape that bervariasi.Untuk can survive in an arid desert region, the cactus has a specific metabolism. The plant was opened stomatanya at night when the weather is cooler than daytime terik.Pada night, cactus also take CO2 from the environment and save it in vacuoles to be used when photosynthesis takes place (mainly in the afternoon). Many species of cactus have thorns long and sharp. Duri is a modification of the leaf and used as protection against herbivores. Cactus flower that function in the reproductive growth of the armpit or areola and attached to the plant and have no flower stalks.

Pests and diseases

Disease that usually attacks the cactus caused by bacteria and fungi. Infections due to bacteria and fungus can spread rapidly, so needs a part disposal of infected and then performed the transplant. Pests are often attacked the cactus is mite (Tetranychus urticae) and lice that suck fluids cactus. Damage to certain parts of the cactus can also be caused by the burning of the network due to the usual cactus matahari.Apabila rays placed in the shade of a sudden moved to a location exposed to direct sunlight will give rise to change the color to white or brown on the exposed parts of the beam sun.

Usefulness to man cactus

Various kinds of cactus have long used human beings as a source of food, one of which is Opuntia. This species is much cultivated for its fruit and young stems. Fruit Opuntia many processed into jam, called queso de tuna.Sementara it, young stems, known as Opuntia nopalitos will be skinned and fried, steamed, or processed into pickles in vinegar, sour-sweet. Today, Opuntia is also still used as animal feed, cosmetics, and medicines. Formerly, Carnegiea gigantean cactus species used as raw material for the manufacture roti.Namun wheat flour is no longer used because the community is more like flour than corn. The roots of Echinocactus platycanthus also processed in the liquid sugar to be candy. Part woody roots or vascular vessels containing lignin from the cactus is also used as building materials and fuel.

Conservation cactus
Today, various cactus species threatened with extinction because of their natural habitat destruction and excessive exploration by man. Formerly, cacti imported in large quantities to the United States, Europe, Australia, and Japan because it includes a profitable commodity. However, the cactus trade began to be stopped before World War II. Currently, the cactus included in the list of Appendix I and II, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), which provides protection to the plant propagation ini.CITES also promote efforts to preserve kaktus.Tanaman artificial propagation or multiplication result is an artificial plant that originated from seeds, propagula, or cuttings are planted in a controlled environment. Some countries also forbids the cactus trade, especially overseas. Some cactus conservation effort has also been done, among them the ex situ conservation in botanical plants.


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Ferocactus rectispinus

Common Name(s):  Long Spined Barrel Cactus, Straight Spine Barrel


This magnificent plant has some of the longest straightest spines of the Ferocacti


Ferocactus rectispinus Ø8 cm

Long Spined Barrel Cactus for sale for $10 New price $9.30

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 Description: this magnificent plant has some of the longest straightest spines of the Ferocacti. Central (S): 1, very long ( 9-25 cm long × 2.5-4 mm in cross section ). New spines are bright red

Ferocactus Family Description

The young specimens are columnar but as they grow older ribs form and they take on a barrel form. Most of the species are solitary but some, such as Ferocactus robustus and F. glaucescens, form clumps. The flowers are pink, yellow, red or purple depending on the species, and the petals sometimes have a stripe of a darker color.

The “Fero” in Ferocactus means Fierce referring to the spines of a Ferocactus.There are many styles of spines in the Ferocactus genus.  The spines of a Ferocactus range in size from long 10 spines to thick 2 inch fish hooks shapes. The spines of  the Ferocactus genus can be very colorful, from scarlet red to golden yellow to bone white, they can also be speckled or even mixed. Ferocactus flowers are some of the most beautiful flowers in the Cactaceae family. 
Ferocactus flowers can be seen in a wide range of colors including pink, yellow, red and more depending on the species.  There are about 30 species of Ferocactus in the genus.  Along with producing amazing “FIERCE” spines, Ferocactus have the ability to reach HUGE sizes.    The largest of the genus (diguetii) can reach 12 feet.

Habitat
They are desert dwellers and can cope with some frost and intense heat. The typical habitat is hot and very arid, and the plants have adapted to exploit water movement to concentrate their biomass in areas where water is likely to be present. Like SclerocactusFerocactus typically grow in areas where water flows irregularly or depressions where water can accumulate for short periods of time. They are most often found growing along arroyos (washes) where their seeds have been subjected to scarfication due to water movement, but they oddly also tend to grow along ridges in spots where depressions have formed and can hold water for some period of time.

Ecology
Many ferocactus species are ant plants, exuding nectar along the upper meristem from extrafloral nectaries above each areole, and hosting ant colonies.
In an emergency situation, (stranded in the desert), ferocactus pulp can be chewed for its water content, but the flavor varies greatly depending on subspecies.

 Barrel cactus, Ferocactus is a genus of large barrel-shaped cacti with about 30 species. 

Its adaptions to desert: 
Barrel shaped stems without leaves are water reservoir and photosynthesize. 
Spines are dense, somewhat obscuring the surface of the stem protecting it from heat, water loss and to be eaten by animals. 
It flowers sporadically under favorable conditions 
Fruits are reported to have high nutrient values and are eaten and dispersed by animals ( mule deer and peccary e.g. ), seeds are eaten and dispersed by birds. 
The root system of barrel cactus is shallow and confined to the upper soil layers. At one site a main anchoring root extended down to about 8 inches, this enables the plant to absorb every available drop of water but also good fixation even in canyons. 
It is able to branch at the apex after injuries or fires. 
The barel cactus is a kelipopherilon plant which means it can gurtilitate its water. In easier words it can kiphretise in a dilomisentinal type of way 
By Kane.b

2009