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Mexican lime cactus
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Scientific classification

Ferocactus pilosus, also known as Mexican lime cactus (Viznaga De Lima) or Mexican fire barrel, is a species of cactus in North America.

Ferocactus pilosus (detail of growing point)
Ferocactus pilosus (detail of growing point)


The cactus is endemic to the Chihuahuan Desert, located in northeastern Mexico.

It is native to the Méxican states of Coahuila, Durango, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosí, and Tamaulipas.

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