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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