Kind of cactus

Asked July 13, 2016, 12:21 PM EDT

what kind of cactus is?
Thank you very much!!

Outside United States

1 Response

Good afternoon and thanks for your inquiry. I searched both my references and those on the internet and cannot pinpoint the exact species or common name on this particular cactus. I feel very confident that it is one of the Mammillaria family of cacti but cannot find the exact species. At first sight I thought this was a "horse crippler" but it is not as thick in its spines and does not seem to be as thick skinned also. By its gentle nature, it definitely is an ornamental. Below are a couple of websites for more information.
Good luck.

Rogelio Mercado
County Extension Agent-Ag
Jim Wells County