E. platyacanthus CZ Dottor Arroyo, NL. This is the largest of all barrel cacti, it is grey-blue and nice when small, but areoles merge and forms a continuous. Echinocactus platyacanthus (Giant Barrel Cactus) is a slow-growing cactus, up to feet ( m) tall, up to 5 feet ( m) wide and can. Echinocactus platyacanthus. Common Name(s): Giant Barrel Cactus, Large Barrel Cactus Synonym(s): Echinocactus karwinskii, Echinocactus ingens.

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It is known from localities. Variable with age, large, stiff, somewhat flattened, with transverse striations, brownish, yellowish to reddish, at first, greyish or echinocactud in age Radial spines: You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

Spines The typical pruinose coat. Dry at maturity, oblong to narrowly club-shaped, yellowish, cm long, c. It is found from 1, to 2, metres above sea level. They are numerous, diurnal, self-compatible, about 2 cm in height and opening fairly wide, cm long, cm wide, long-woolly, vivid yellow.

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Seedling establishment of Echinocactus platyacanthus is very low in habitat, because initial growth in the field is slow, echnocactus seedlings may be only 2. The stem is grey-blue somewhat tuberculate and nice when small, whilst large plants are heavily ribbed with numerous areoles forming a continuous line. The juvenile Echinocactus look very different from the mature specimens.

Echinocactus platyacanthusalso known as the giant barrel cactus platyacsnthus, giant viznagaor biznaga de dulce[2] is a species of cactus family Cactaceae. This is one of the very large species of Echinocactus and is very characteristic of the deserts of Puebla where it is often the conspicuous plant of the landscape.

Back to Echinocactus index. Generation time may be years or longer.


Past, present and future. Choose an option 3 in 6 in Clear. Young plants are prone to mealy bug and red spider mite.

Photo of conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and cultivars of Echinocactus platyacanthus. This Cactaceae article is a stub. Echinocactus are vulnerable to pests including aphids, mealy bugs, scale, and white fly. They are probably the most economically important barrel cacti in Mexico.

This species is quite common, but is a slow growing species which makes it particularly vulnerable to the removal of adult individuals. This slow-growing species can reach sizes to 2. They also tend to lean to the south or southwest so that the spines can better protect the body of the plant from the harsh desert sun. The juveniles initially have a blue gray body slowly changing to green, frequently with purple chevrons between the ribs while the adults have deep green bodies with much wool at the crown.

It could live more than a hundred years and is easily recognized because of its massive size, by far the largest of all barrel cacti. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Besides, it performs wonderfully in containers, Container media should be coarse as well.

Their diurnaltubular flowers bloom at the end of spring to summer and are a vivid yellow color, they grow about 2 centimetres 0. Their hairs are often used for weaving in Mexico and used to produce a traditional candy by boiling the pith.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In fact like the other Echinocactus and Ferocactus echinpcactus, the rib structure is not yet apparent, and they have pronounced tubercles. Livestock poatyacanthus disturb the fragile soil causing a loss of suitable microhabitat for the echinocacttus of new individuals.

Echinocactus platyacanthus is a slow-growing cactusup to 8. In this case the overcollection of wild plant for making cactus candy is the major threat to the survival of this species. Mature specimens often have a somewhat sway-backed, saddle-shaped apex, densely covered in white wool, where their flowers plztyacanthus.


Your plataycanthus address will not be published. Plants platyqcanthus flower in the spring and autumn, produce fruits in summer and winter respectively. They grow best in well-drained soil and a position in full sunwhich will help to maintain the lustre of the spines and longevity of the platyacahthus.

Echinocactus platyacanthus (Giant Barrel Cactus) | World of Succulents

Older specimens take on an oblong shape with age and can dominate a landscape because of their large size and impressive bulk. Raimondo Paladini This is one of the largest cactus, nearly globular, broadly columnar, or barrel shaped, often very massive stems 0.

Echinocactus platyacanthus i nitially has a blue gray body when young slowly changing to light or medium green, and then morphing into a giant barrel with green body as an adult.

They’re heavily ribbed and have large areoles. Both of these uses are a threat to this slow-growing species. The species occurs in xerophyllous scrub and prefers calcareous soils. This is the largest of all barrel cacti, it is grey-blue and nice when small, but areoles merge and forms a continuous line when it became large.

Echinocactus platyacanthus Conservation status. Outer perianth-segments lanceolate, mucronate; inner perianth-segments broad, obtuse, yellow, the outer platyaacanthus tappering to narrow brownish points.

They are day-flowering plants with vivid yellow flowers produced in spring and summer-autumn. Prime destination for succulent lovers. The north and southern subpopulations are geographically isolated by the Transverse Neovolcanic Axis.