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Ferocactus hamatacanthus var. hamatacanthus (Turk's head)
Mathews, Ray

Ferocactus hamatacanthus var. hamatacanthus

Ferocactus hamatacanthus (Muehlenpf.) Britton & Rose var. hamatacanthus

Turk's Head

Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Synonym(s): Echinocactus hamatacanthus


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: 10-63 7.5-30 cm. (webref 3).
Flower: 5.5-8(-10) 6.5-9.5 cm. (webref 3).
Fruit: Green to greenish brown or dull brownish purple, 30-50 25-30 mm. (webref 3)
Size Class: 0-1 ft. , 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul
Bloom Notes: Flowers are yellow inside and out. Flowers in summer. (webref 3).


Native Distribution: Texas, New Mexico, and Chihuahua, Mexico.


Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston

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Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Ferocactus hamatacanthus var. hamatacanthus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Ferocactus hamatacanthus var. hamatacanthus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Ferocactus hamatacanthus var. hamatacanthus


Record Modified: 2014-07-16
Research By: WMWW

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