Taxon: Ferocactus wislizeni (Engelm.) Britton & Rose

Genus: Ferocactus
Family: Cactaceae
  Subfamily: Cactoideae
      Tribe: Cacteae
Nomen number: 16591
Place of publication: Cact. 3:127. 1922
Comment: Taxon 23:557. 1974 advocates spelling "wislizenii" but the original spelling, permissible under Melbourne ICN Rec. 60C.2, is not correctable under Melbourne ICN Art. 60.12
Name Verified on: 24-Feb-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 21-May-2013
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 5 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • Arizona barrel cactus  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • candy barrel cactus  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • compass barrel  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • fishhook cactus  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • southwestern barrel cactus  (Source: Names Beetle) - English
  • biznaga de agua  (Source: Cact Fam) - Spanish
  • viznaga hembra  (Source: Cact Fam) - Spanish

Economic Importance:

  • CITES Appendix II: ()
  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Chihuahua, - Sinaloa, - Sonora
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico, - Texas
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


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  • Benson, L. The cacti of the United States and Canada. 1982 (Cact US Can)
  • Bravo-Hollis, H. & H. Sánchez-Mejorada 1978. Las Cactáceas de México, vol. 1 - 1978, vols. 2,3 - 1991 (Cact Mex) 420-421.
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