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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

* 1.1 Formerly placed here

* 2 References * 3 External links

SELECTED SPECIES

* Echinocactus grusonii Hildm. – Golden Barrel Cactus

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

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

* Echinocactus parryi * Echinocactus platyacanthus Link & Otto – Giant Barrel Cactus

* Echinocactus polycephalus Engelm. & J.M.Bigelow – Cottontop Cactus
Cactus

* Echinocactus polycephalus var. polycephalus * Echinocactus polycephalus var. xeranthemoides J.M.Coult.

* Echinocactus texensis Hopffer – Horse Crippler, Devil's Pincushion

FORMERLY PLACED HERE

* Astrophytum asterias (Zucc.) Lem. (as E. asterias Zucc.) * Aztekium ritteri (Boed.) Boed. (as E. ritteri Boed.) * Ferocactus
Ferocactus
wislizeni (Engelm.) Britton ">

* ^ A B C "Genus: Echinocactus
Echinocactus
Link & Otto". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2004-02-13. Retrieved 2010-11-13. * ^ A B "GRIN Species
Species
Records of Echinocactus". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2010-11-13. * ^ "Echinocactus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Integrated Taxonomic Information System
. Retrieved 2010-11-13.

* Innes C, Wall B (1995). Cacti, Succulents and Bromeliads. Cassell Echinocactus * Cactus-mall.com: "Lost Peyotls"

TAXON IDENTIFIERS

* Wd : Q133014 * BioLib: 61913 * EoL : 52849 * FNA : 111209 * FOC : 111209 * GBIF : 3084089 * GRIN : 4096 * IPNI : 30000246-2 * ITIS : 19817 * NCBI : 130110 * PLANTS : ECHIN2 * Tropicos

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