Ferocactus herrerae: Twisted Barrel Cactus

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Ferocactus is a genus of large barrel-shaped cacti, mostly with large spines and small flowers. There are about 30 species included in the genus. They are found in the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico.

They are desert dwellers and can cope with some frost and intense heat. The typical habitat is hot and very arid, and the plants have adapted to exploit water movement to concentrate their biomass in areas where water is likely to be present.

Photo: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore, 20130516

Source: Wikipedia

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