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May 22, 2020 3:27 PM CST
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May 22, 2020 5:21 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
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Probably a Ferocactus. Some look like this when they are young.
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May 22, 2020 7:33 PM CST
Name: Baja
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I agree

It will enjoy a slightly larger pot in the near future.
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May 22, 2020 7:42 PM CST
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Baja_Costero said: I agree

It will enjoy a slightly larger pot in the near future.


I am planning to repot it!
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May 22, 2020 9:01 PM CST
Name: Stefan
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Either emoryii or covilei...or hystrix..
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May 23, 2020 12:20 AM CST
Name: Thijs van Soest
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That is not hystrix. I agree it is probably one of the first two, but hystrix is a very different looking Ferocactus even when young.
It is what it is!
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May 23, 2020 12:22 AM CST
Name: Stefan
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mcvansoest said:That is not hystrix. I agree it is probably one of the first two, but hystrix is a very different looking Ferocactus even when young.

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May 23, 2020 10:39 AM CST
Name: Thijs van Soest
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Yes really, for hystrix the spine color is extremely deterministic going towards yellows.
Also the hystrix you link to has already developed ribs which the plant in the OP has not, while it is of similar size, that is another clear indication that the plant in the OP is not hystrix. I am too lazy to go take a picture but I have a similarly sized covillei which is in most cases considered a ssp. of emoryi, that looks pretty much exactly like the plant in the OP. See the horizontally oriented white spines on that plant, that is a pretty diagnostic feature of F. emoryi ssp covillei. New spines on covillei start out very reddish and then slowly go towards mostly grey, but it has two horizontally oriented spines that are white which stay that way for quite some time before also fading to grey.

The plant in the OP is not hystrix, simply isn't.
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May 23, 2020 10:57 AM CST
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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I agree
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