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Then again; it could be Ferocactus emoryi.

Author:  Jesús González Ortega 1927
Family:  Cactaceae
Habitat:   Mexico
Soil:   Grit
Water:   Minimum
Sun:   Maximum
Thickness:  30 centimetres
Height:  2 meters
Flower:   Red/Yellow
Propagate:   Seeds
Names:   -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Cactaceae family was first described by Jesús González Ortega in 1927. It is from Mexico, where it grows in grit on the hill-sides. It gets lots of water in two months and lots of sun all year. It will grow to 30 centimetres in diameter and two meters high. The flowers are red/yellow, and seeds are the only way of reproducing. I found Rikke's in Amsterdam 2001.