Golden barrel cactus (Echinocactus grusonii)

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Golden barrel cactus fact file

Golden barrel cactus description

KingdomPlantae
PhylumTracheophyta
ClassMagnoliopsida
OrderCaryophyllales
FamilyCactaceae
GenusEchinocactus (1)

Information on the golden barrel cactus is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

Spanish
Barril dorado, Biznaga amarilla, Biznaga dorada, Bola de oro.
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Golden barrel cactus status

The golden barrel cactus is classified as Endangered (EN) on the IUCN Red List (1) and listed on Appendix II of CITES (2).

IUCN Red List species status – Endangered

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (August, 2013)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
  2. CITES (February, 2009)
    http://www.cites.org
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