Solitary cylindrical to 5ft. tall, 12″ diameter
Baja native; solitary barrel to 12″ dia., eventually 4′ tall
Solitary barrel to 12″ dia., eventually 2′ tall;
F. wislizeni v. herrerae
Solitary cylindrical to 6ft. tall, 18″d. Yellow/red flowers
Large barrel to 18″d.; blooms young; very thick hooked spines
Barrel cactus that grows usually flattened, 12-16″ d., often partially submerged in the soil.
Solitary barrel to 16″ dia., eventually 3′ tall
Large clusters can reach 15ft wide; yellow flowers
Generally solitary, fast grower, to 24″; new spines bright red
F. wislizeni v. tiburonensis
Large barrel to 3ft. tall; red blooms, very thick hooked spines
Solitary barrels grow along the Southern California coast to 12″ tall.
Usually solitary to 30″ d.; striped orange/red blooms, narrow curved spines
F. splendens ssp. campanulata
Rare ocotillo subspecies
Spiny shrub upright to 12′ tall
spiny shrub upright to 25ft.; red flowers in spring
Striated trunk to 15ft.; Open branching. Large sprays of red blooms on the tips of the branches in spring and fall, blooms when young. Grows well in rocky or sandy soils.
Large green trunk, with varied bark and corky spine scars, upright to 12ft.
Classic Ocotillo from the Mojave and Colorado deserts; spiny stems, red flowers in spring.
Dwarf, mounding succulents in the Iceplant Family. Pink flowers fall through early winter.
A genus of nearly 100 species of flowering small barrel cactus, many sought by collectors. Their defining feature is the flowers have a distinctive naked calyx (flower buds).
Small flowering barrel to 4″dia., pink flowers
G. anisitsii v. rotundulum
Small flowering barrel to 4″dia.
Clusters of small pink-flowering barrel to 4″dia.
Freely growing clusters of 1-2″ stems. Pink flowers.
Will form clusters of 6″dia. stems. Pale pink flowers.
Flattened globose to 5″ diameter. White flowers with a pinkish tint.
Flattened globose, 1-3 recurved spines per aureole.
Small pink-flowering black barrel; flattened globose
From the Sierra Velasco. Sepia-tinged lilac-pink flowers. Small barrel cactus, to 4″ across, often flattened.
One of the larger Gymno’s, will get 12″ across. Generally solitary. Pinkish-white flowers with reddish throats.