Ferocactus rectispinus
"Straight Spined Barrel"

     Native to central Baja, Ferocactus rectispinus is a lethally spined barrel to 2 feet around and seven feet tall. It has some of the longest straightest spines of the Ferocacti. In late summer it produces large yellow flowers.
     I picked this one up at Bachs and plan to put it in the ground next year. I was also fortunate enough to be at the Desert Museum in mid August when they were flowering. Click below for more pictures.

A nice one at the Desert Museum,
spines ten inches long

Another one flowering
near the restaurant

A closeup
of the growth point

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