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Echinocactus polycephalus


Common Name(s): Many-Headed Barrel Cactus, Cotton Top Cactus, Harem Cactus, Woolly-Headed Barrel Cactus
Synonym(s): Echinocactus xeranthemoides, Emorycactus polycephalus
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Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Cacteae
Distribution: Sonora - Mexico : Arizona, Califronia, Nevada, Utah - United States (North America)
Habit: Globose
Flower: YellowEncounterability: Unusual in Collections
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Echinocactus polycephalus
E. polycephalus
Picture taken at: Just East of Death Valley NP, CA

Photographer: Daiv Freeman

Echinocactus polycephalus
E. polycephalus
Picture taken at: Just East of Death Valley NP, CA

Photographer: Daiv Freeman

Echinocactus polycephalus
E. polycephalus
Picture taken at: Tony Marino's Private Collection

Photographer: Tony Marino

Echinocactus polycephalus
E. polycephalus
Picture taken at: Tony Marino's Private Collection

Photographer: Tony Marino

Echinocactus polycephalus
E. polycephalus
Picture taken at: Lucern Valley, California

Photographer: Tony Marino

Echinocactus polycephalus
E. polycephalus
Picture taken at: Lucern Valley, California

Photographer: Tony Marino

Echinocactus polycephalus
E. polycephalus
Picture taken at: Lucern Valley, California

Photographer: Tony Marino

Echinocactus polycephalus
E. polycephalus
Picture taken at: Lucern Valley, California

Photographer: Tony Marino

Echinocactus polycephalus
E. polycephalus
Picture taken at: Lucern Valley, California

Photographer: Tony Marino

Echinocactus polycephalus
E. polycephalus
Picture taken at: Death Valley National Park, California

Photographer: Craig Howe

Echinocactus polycephalus
E. polycephalus
Picture taken at: Death Valley National Park, California

Photographer: Craig Howe

Echinocactus polycephalus
E. polycephalus
Picture taken at: Daiv Freeman's Private Collection

Photographer: Daiv Freeman

Echinocactus polycephalus
E. polycephalus
Picture taken at: Death Valley National Park, CA

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Echinocactus polycephalus
E. polycephalus
Picture taken at: Death Valley National Park, CA

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Echinocactus polycephalus
E. polycephalus
Picture taken at: Nye County, Nevada

Photographer: Vladimir Malov
Echinocactus polycephalus
E. polycephalus
Picture taken at: Nye County, Nevada

Photographer: Vladimir Malov
Echinocactus polycephalus
E. polycephalus
Picture taken at: Nye County, Nevada

Photographer: Vladimir Malov
Echinocactus polycephalus
E. polycephalus
Picture taken at: Owens Valley, California

Photographer: Vladimir Malov
Echinocactus polycephalus
E. polycephalus
Picture taken at: Owens Valley, California

Photographer: Vladimir Malov
Echinocactus polycephalus
E. polycephalus
Picture taken at: Near Death Valley California

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Echinocactus polycephalus
E. polycephalus
Picture taken at: Near Death Valley California

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Echinocactus polycephalus
E. polycephalus
Picture taken at: Near Death Valley California

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Echinocactus polycephalus
E. polycephalus
Picture taken at: Near Death Valley California

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Echinocactus polycephalus
E. polycephalus
Picture taken at: Near Death Valley California

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Echinocactus polycephalus
E. polycephalus
Picture taken at: Near Death Valley California

Photographer: Daiv Freeman

Echinocactus polycephalus subsp. xeranthemoides


Common Name(s): Many-Headed Barrel Cactus, Cotton Top Cactus, Harem Cactus, Woolly-Headed Barrel Cactus
Synonym(s): Echinocactus xeranthemoides, Emorycactus polycephalus
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Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Cacteae
Distribution: Sonora - Mexico : Arizona, Califronia, Nevada, Utah - United States (North America)
Habit: Globose
Flower: YellowEncounterability: Unusual in Collections
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Echinocactus polycephalus
E. polycephalus subsp. xeranthemoides
Picture taken at: Habitat near Meadview, Arizona

Photographer: Peter Breslin
Echinocactus polycephalus
E. polycephalus subsp. xeranthemoides
Picture taken at: Habitat near Meadview, Arizona

Photographer: Peter Breslin
Echinocactus polycephalus
E. polycephalus subsp. xeranthemoides
Picture taken at: Habitat near Meadview, Arizona

Photographer: Peter Breslin
Echinocactus polycephalus
E. polycephalus subsp. xeranthemoides
Picture taken at: Habitat near Meadview, Arizona

Photographer: Peter Breslin
Echinocactus polycephalus
E. polycephalus subsp. xeranthemoides
Picture taken at: Habitat near Marble Canyon, Arizona

Photographer: Juergen Menzel
Echinocactus polycephalus
E. polycephalus subsp. xeranthemoides
Picture taken at: Habitat East of Gray Mountain, Arizona

Photographer: Juergen Menzel
Echinocactus polycephalus
E. polycephalus subsp. xeranthemoides
Picture taken at: Juergen Menzel's Private Collection

Photographer: Juergen Menzel
Echinocactus polycephalus
E. polycephalus subsp. xeranthemoides
Picture taken at: Northern Arizona

Photographer: Vladimir Malov
Echinocactus polycephalus
E. polycephalus subsp. xeranthemoides
Picture taken at: Northern Arizona

Photographer: Vladimir Malov
Echinocactus polycephalus
E. polycephalus subsp. xeranthemoides
Picture taken at: Northern Arizona

Photographer: Vladimir Malov
Echinocactus polycephalus
E. polycephalus subsp. xeranthemoides
Picture taken at: Northern Arizona

Photographer: Vladimir Malov
Echinocactus polycephalus
E. polycephalus subsp. xeranthemoides
Picture taken at: Northern Arizona

Photographer: Vladimir Malov
Echinocactus polycephalus
E. polycephalus subsp. xeranthemoides
Picture taken at: Marble Canyon, Arizona, USA

Photographer: Davide Donati

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