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Echinocactus platyacanthus


Common Name(s): Giant Barrel Cactus, Large Barrel Cactus
Synonym(s): Echinocactus karwinskii, Echinocactus ingens, Echinocactus helophorus, Echinocactus visnaga, Echinocactus grandis, Echinocactus palmeri
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Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Cacteae
Distribution: Coahuila de Zaragoza, Durango, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Mexico (State), Nuevo Leon, Puebla, Queretaro de Arteaga, San Luis Potosi, Zacatecas - Mexico (North America)
Habit: Globose
Flower: YellowEncounterability: Common Locally in Some Areas
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Echinocactus platyacanthus
E. platyacanthus
Picture taken at: Daiv Freeman's Private Collection

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Echinocactus platyacanthus
E. platyacanthus
Picture taken at: Huntington Library and Gardens, San Marino, CA

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Echinocactus platyacanthus
E. platyacanthus
Picture taken at: Huntington Library and Gardens, San Marino, CA

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Echinocactus platyacanthus
E. platyacanthus
Picture taken at: Larry Nichols Personal Collection, Westminster, CA

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Echinocactus platyacanthus
E. platyacanthus
Picture taken at: Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Photographer: Kevin Hamrick
Echinocactus platyacanthus
E. platyacanthus
Picture taken at: Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Photographer: Kevin Hamrick
Echinocactus platyacanthus
E. platyacanthus
Picture taken at: Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Photographer: Kevin Hamrick
Echinocactus platyacanthus
E. platyacanthus
Picture taken at: Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Photographer: Kevin Hamrick
Echinocactus platyacanthus
E. platyacanthus
Picture taken at: Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Photographer: Kevin Hamrick
Echinocactus platyacanthus
E. platyacanthus
Picture taken at: Tehuacan-Cuicatlan Biosphere, Oaxaca, Mexico

Photographer: Dale Denham-Logsdon
Echinocactus platyacanthus
E. platyacanthus
Picture taken at: Tehuacan-Cuicatlan Biosphere, Oaxaca, Mexico

Photographer: Dale Denham-Logsdon
Echinocactus platyacanthus
E. platyacanthus
Picture taken at: Tehuacan-Cuicatlan Biosphere, Oaxaca, Mexico

Photographer: Dale Denham-Logsdon
Echinocactus platyacanthus
E. platyacanthus
Picture taken at: Tehuacan-Cuicatlan Biosphere, Oaxaca, Mexico

Photographer: Dale Denham-Logsdon
Echinocactus platyacanthus
E. platyacanthus
Picture taken at: Tehuacan-Cuicatlan Biosphere, Oaxaca, Mexico

Photographer: Dale Denham-Logsdon
Echinocactus platyacanthus
E. platyacanthus
Picture taken at: Private Collection

Photographer: Dale Denham-Logsdon
Echinocactus platyacanthus
E. platyacanthus
Picture taken at: Biosphere reserve of Metztitlan Hidalgo State Mexico

Photographer: Jean-Paul Lafournere
Echinocactus platyacanthus
E. platyacanthus
Picture taken at: Biosphere reserve of Metztitlan Hidalgo State Mexico

Photographer: Jean-Paul Lafournere
Echinocactus platyacanthus
E. platyacanthus
Picture taken at: Biosphere reserve of Metztitlan Hidalgo State Mexico

Photographer: Jean-Paul Lafournere
Echinocactus platyacanthus
E. platyacanthus
Picture taken at: Sierra Negra in Huajapan Oaxaca State Mexico

Photographer: Jean-Paul Lafournere
Echinocactus platyacanthus
E. platyacanthus
Picture taken at: Near Zimapan Hidalgo state Mexico

Photographer: Jean-Paul Lafournere
Echinocactus platyacanthus
E. platyacanthus
Picture taken at: Huntington Library and Gardens, San Marino, CA

Photographer: Mike Wisnev
Echinocactus platyacanthus
E. platyacanthus
Picture taken at: Huntington Library and Gardens, San Marino, CA

Photographer: Mike Wisnev
Echinocactus platyacanthus
E. platyacanthus
Picture taken at: San Luis Potosi, Mexico

Photographer: Davide Donati

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