What kind of Ferocactus is this?

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TheORKINMan
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What kind of Ferocactus is this?

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Local nursery had two of these. Have had suggestions that it is F. histrix or F. Glaucesens. Only thing that makes me question those IDs is the complete lack of a center outward pointing spine on any of the clusters. Not sure if that's a characteristic of young Ferocactus though. There were others in the same pots that did have that center spine. Curious as to opinions! Image link below

https://imgur.com/a/xsGKNHp
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Tom in Tucson
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Re: What kind of Ferocactus is this?

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Appears to be a somewhat light starved Ferocactus emoryi
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Re: What kind of Ferocactus is this?

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Ahh Traveler's Friend! I hope it is indeed F. Emory. These super young cacti all look so similar. I suppose I'll just have to grow it bigger to be 100% 🤣
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Re: What kind of Ferocactus is this?

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I'd not close completely histrix.
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Looks like a Blue Barrel to me.
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Re: What kind of Ferocactus is this?

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My 1st cactus collection was a young Ferocactus emoryi which is very similar to the cactus on your photo.
F. glaucescens has different spine colour.
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Re: What kind of Ferocactus is this?

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anttisepp wrote: Fri Jun 17, 2022 9:10 pm I'd not close completely histrix.
I second that
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