Ferocactus glaucescens

Ferocactus glaucescens is a barrel cactus which is matte deep green in color and can grow about 55cm in height and 50cm in diameter.   It was found in the limestone hills in Hidalgo State, Mexico.

The stem has 11 to 15 ribs.   Each areole has six to seven yellow radial spines which is 2.5 to 4.0cm in length and can have one central spine resembling to a radial spine.   Ferocactus glaucescens forma nuda is a variety which has no spines.

The silky, glossy, lemon-yellow flower blooms at the vertex area.  The flower is funnel-shaped and three to four centimeters in diameter. 

Ferocactus glaucescens bears white sap fruits which are two centimeters in length.

Classification: Cactaceae Ferocactus
Scientific name: Ferocactus glaucescens
Japanese name: Okanryu
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Native locality: Hidalgo Mexco
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Planting place: South and Central America Greenhouse
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