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Family: Cactaceae 

 Ferocactus horridus
Author:  Nathaniel Lord Britton & Joseph Nelson Rose 1922
Family:  Cactaceae 
Habitat:  Mexico
Soil:  Grit
Water:  Minimum
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  40 centimetres
Height:  1 meter
Flower:  Orange/Yellow
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
This member of the Cactaceae family was first described by Britt and Rose in 1922. 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 40 centimetres in diameter and one meter high. The flowers are orange/yellow, and seeds are the only way of reproducing. I found Rikke´s in Roskilde 2001.