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|Family: Cactaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Ferocactus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Ferocactus viridescens (Torr. & A. Gray) Britton & Rose
Stem: generally not taller than wide, depressed-spheric to cylindric. Spines: 10--24, generally spreading, longest straight or +- curved, red, pink or +- yellow, +- gray or yellow in age. Flower: inner perianth occasionally with red-brown midstripes; style 6--9 mm, ovary 5--7 mm, scales fringed-dentate. Fruit: yellow (to +- red). Seed: 1.5--2 mm. Chromosomes: 2n=22.
Ecology: Sandy to rocky areas; Elevation: 10--150 m. Bioregional Distribution: SCo (San Diego Co.); Distribution Outside California: Baja California. Flowering Time: May--Jun Note: Threatened by urbanization, off-road vehicles, collecting.
Synonyms: Ferocactus viridescens var. viridescens
eFlora Treatment Author: Bruce D. Parfitt
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Ferocactus cylindraceus
Next taxon: Grusonia
Citation for this treatment: Bruce D. Parfitt 2017. Ferocactus viridescens, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=25772, accessed on January 16, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 16, 2017.