Taxon: Ferocactus emoryi (Engelm.) Orcutt

Genus: Ferocactus
Family: Cactaceae
Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Cacteae
Nomen number: 310484
Place of publication: Cactography 5. 1926
Link to protologue:
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: 0 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: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • CITES Appendix II: ()

Distributional Range:


    Northern America
    • SOUTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Arizona (s.-c.)]
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Baja California, Sinaloa, Sonora]


  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  2. Anderson, E. F. The cactus family. 2001 (Cact Fam)
  3. Backeberg, C. 1977. Das Kakteen Lexikon 155.
  4. CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Appendices I, II and III (on-line resource). (CITES Appendices)
  5. Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 16. Auflage. 2000 (Zander ed16)
  6. FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  7. Hunt, D. CITES Cactaceae checklist, ed. 2. 1999 (CITES Cact L ed2)

Check other web resources for Ferocactus emoryi (Engelm.) Orcutt :

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 17 June 2018.