Echinocactus grusonii Hildm., Deutsche Gärtn.-Zeitung 1886(3): 27 1886. (Syn: Echinocactus corynacanthus Scheidw.; Echinocactus galeottii Scheidw.);


Echinocactus gurusonii from Cactus Park Panchkula:
Echinocactus grusonii from Cactus Park Panchkula

It is also known as Mother-in-Law’s taffet.


Plants from Cactus Garden: Corypantha elephantoides from Panchkula.. : Attachments (2). 3 posts by 2 authors.
This one was shot from Panchkula, cactus garden, identification was available at the spot…. kindly validate.. Corypantha elephantoides….

this is Echinocactus grusonnii.. 

it is also known as Mother in Law’s Cushion.


Euphorbia grusonii :
Awaiting plantation in Hyderabad on 13/6/09. I hope Id is correct.

Is it Echinocactus grusonii ?

yes it is Echinocactus grusonii, not Euphorbia

Yes it is …, And a beauty too. My largest one is about 6” now, so only 10-15 years to go.

Cactus For ID : Nasik : 270214 : AK-6 : 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments(1).
Cultivated, ornamental cactus seen at a Cactus nursery in Nasik on 27/2/14.
Id please.

This is Ferrocactus Ichidnae.

Echinocactus grusonii I hope

Thanks …, It does look like the suggested id.

Your identification is correct Good photgraph

Just to strengthen ID

Cacti for ID : Oman : 260711 : AK-3: 10 posts by 6 authors. Attachments (2).

Taken at Muscat,Oman on 13/5/11.
Cultivated in a hotel garden….having a Yellow flower.

Could be some of Melocactus sp.

This is Echinocactus grusonii – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia <>

Yes looks like a flowering one of same, though smaller in size

Thanks … for confirming. These are not small, but huge in size.
I took some pictures today. Attachments (3).

These are huge balls, more than a feet in width.

Echinocactus grussonei with seed pods.

This looks like Notocactus schumannianus syn Parodia schumanniana. It looks terrific …, never seen one that large.

This is Echinocactus grussonii as identified by …
Please check this link
And not Notocactus schumannianus as suggested by … as the flowers are much different.,Lalbagh%20Botanical%20Garden,Bangalore-IMG_1184.JPG?part=0.1&authuser=0&view=1
Cactus for ID : Lalbagh Botanical Garden Nursery, Bangalore : 17OCT20 : AK-26 : 16 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Brightly colored Cacti seen at the nursery.
I wonder if the color is real.

Pl. check comparative images at Cactaceae

Seems close to Echinocactus grusonii.

Echinocactus grusonii rainbow?

I think it looks different.

This is Echinocactus grusonii.

The plants have been artificially coloured.

Thanks, …
Though I found most of the plants on net and at Echinocactus grusonii, to be different looking, I found some similar plants under same species (may be these are quite young) at

Duars : cactus07 : 06Mar2014 : Echinocactus? :  4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2).
This is yet another cactus from Duars region.

Offhand …, They look like Echinocactus grusonii, but the spines seem to fine for them. I do know if they are not getting strong enough sunlight, they can be weaker spined. But that is what they look like to me.

Thank you very much Sir.


Kroenleinia grusonii from Platae Paradise, Datyar, Himachal Pradesh-GS17012022-2: 2 high res. images.

Kroenleinia grusonii (Hildm.) Lodé
Syn: Echinocactus grusonii Hildm.
Photographed from Platae Paradise, Datyar, Himachal Pradesh, 29-5-2015.