Classification
Within iNaturalist.org

All Names

  • Spanish
    • Biznaga barril de Baja California
  • Scientific Names
    • Ferocactus cylindraceus
    • Ferocactus acanthodes
  • English
    • California Barrel Cactus

Guide Colors

 

Extras

Taxonomic changes »

Taxon schemes »

Make taxonomic Flickr tags for this taxon »

Invite photos from other sites »

Wikipedia taxobox »

Tree Browser »

Search descendant taxa »

Embed a widget for this taxon on your website »

Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

7069357255 c4c80acb98 s

What

California Barrel Cactus Ferocactus cylindraceus

Observer

rjadams55

Date

April 2, 2012

Description

Several of these large, charismatic cacti were seen in the rocky areas of Joshua Tree NP south of Cottonwood Spring.

Photos / Sounds

What

California Barrel Cactus Ferocactus cylindraceus

Observer

rjadams55

Date

July 9, 2011

Description

These cacti were fairly common in the Palm Canyon section of Anza Borrego State Park. Elevation around 900 ft.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

California Barrel Cactus Ferocactus cylindraceus

Observer

francisco3

Date

July 12, 2015 08:42 AM HST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

California Barrel Cactus Ferocactus cylindraceus

Observer

cedric_lee

Date

July 3, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

California Barrel Cactus Ferocactus cylindraceus

Observer

jonr

Date

April 19, 2014 02:48 PM PDT

Description

Barrel cactus in full bloom with yellow flowers.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

California Barrel Cactus Ferocactus cylindraceus

Observer

mickley

Date

April 21, 2015 06:48 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

California Barrel Cactus Ferocactus cylindraceus

Observer

mickley

Date

April 16, 2015 03:36 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

California Barrel Cactus Ferocactus cylindraceus

Observer

loloscheiner

Date

May 28, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

California Barrel Cactus Ferocactus cylindraceus

Observer

smadira

Date

May 10, 2011

Place

Phoenix (Google, OSM)

Description

This cactus is round and resembles a spherical watermelon. It has spikes around it and they grow in clumps.

Photos / Sounds

17530505758 ed6626b0aa s

What

California Barrel Cactus Ferocactus cylindraceus

Observer

jmaughn

Date

May 15, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

17692037806 f8dfc0ec1e s

What

California Barrel Cactus Ferocactus cylindraceus

Observer

jmaughn

Date

May 15, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

California Barrel Cactus Ferocactus cylindraceus

Observer

lonnyholmes

Date

May 13, 2015 10:19 AM PDT

Description

Blooming barrel cactus on rocky south facing hill.

View all observations

Description from Wikipedia

Ferocactus cylindraceus is a species of barrel cactus which is known by several common names, including California barrel cactus, Desert barrel cactus, and miner's compass. It was first described by George Engelmann in 1853.

Logo eee 15px

Conservation Summary

No range data available.