Definition of Ferocactus
1. Noun. Genus of nearly globular cacti of Mexico and southwestern United States: barrel cacti.
Generic synonyms: Caryophylloid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Cactaceae, Cactus Family, Family Cactaceae
Member holonyms: Barrel Cactus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ferocactus
Literary usage of Ferocactus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Cactaceae: Descriptions and Illustrations of Plants of the Cactus Family by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Joseph Nelson Rose (1922)
"Flower of ferocactus pringlei 125 130. Cluster of spines of ferocactus ... Plant of ferocactus pringlei 125 1310.Plant of ferocactus wislizeni 125 132. ..."
2. Wild Land Shrub and Arid Land Restoration Symposium: Proceedings edited by Bruce A. Roundy, E. Durant McArthur, Jennifer S. Hayley, David K. Mann (1996)
"Table 2—Health of salvaged barrel cacti (ferocactus acanthodes) by nursery. 'Numbers in parentheses are percentages. Barrel Cacti The 1992 survey of 3295 ..."
3. Biodiversity and the Management of the Madrean Archipelago: The Sky Islands edited by Leonard F. DeBano (1999)
"... and widely scattered Prosopis velutina, Acacia constricta, and ferocactus wislizenii. This slope continues to the west, but as the upper planar remnant ..."