Taxon: Ferocactus emoryi (Engelm.) Orcutt

Genus: Ferocactus
Family: Cactaceae
  Subfamily: Cactoideae
      Tribe: Cacteae
Nomen number: 310484
Place of publication: Cactography 5. 1926
Comment: rejected by most American authors because its basionym, Echinocactus emoryi Engelm. (1848, nom. provis.? & 1856, nom. illeg.?), was either a) illegitimate or b) not validly published; must be based on a legitimate basionym of 1856
Name Verified on: 30-Oct-2003 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 28-Jan-2005
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • Coville's barrel cactus  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • Emory's barrel cactus  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • traveler's friend  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • sonoradjävulstunga  (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • CITES Appendix II: ()

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Baja California, - Sinaloa, - Sonora
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin). 2009 (Vara kulturvaxt namn)
  • Anderson, E. F. The cactus family. 2001 (Cact Fam)
  • Backeberg, C. 1977. Das Kakteen Lexikon 155.
  • CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Appendices I, II and III (on-line resource). (CITES Appendices)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 16. Auflage. 2000 (Zander ed16)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Hunt, D. CITES Cactaceae checklist, ed. 2. 1999 (CITES Cact L ed2)

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