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SYNONYMS

Brittonrosea Speg. Echinofossulocactus Lawr. Homalocephala Britton & Rose

ECHINOCACTUS is a genus of cacti in the subfamily Cactoideae
Cactoideae
. The generic name derives from the Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek
εχινος (echinos), meaning "spiny," and cactus. It and Ferocactus
Ferocactus
are the two genera of barrel cactus . Members of the genus usually have heavy spination and relatively small flowers. The fruits are copiously woolly, and this is one major distinction between Echinocactus
Echinocactus
and Ferocactus. Propagation is by seed.

Perhaps the best known species is the golden barrel (Echinocactus grusonii ) from Mexico, an easy-to-grow and widely cultivated plant. Though common in the houseplant and landscape industry, the golden barrel has become very rare in habitat.

CONTENTS

* 1 Selected species

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* 2 References * 3 External links

SELECTED SPECIES

* Echinocactus grusonii
Echinocactus grusonii
Hildm. – Golden Barrel Cactus

* Echinocactus horizonthalonius
Echinocactus horizonthalonius
Lem. – Devil's Head, Silverbell Cactus, Turk's Head Cactus
Cactus

* Echinocactus horizonthalonius
Echinocactus horizonthalonius
var. horizonthalonius * Echinocactus horizonthalonius
Echinocactus horizonthalonius
var. nicholii L.D.Benson

* Echinocactus parryi *