This name is a synonym of Ferocactus cylindraceus subsp. lecontei (Engelm.) N.P.Taylor.
The record derives from WCSP (in review)
(data supplied on 2012-03-23)
which reports it as a synonym with original publication details: Pacif. Railr. Rep. Parke, Bot. 4: 29 1857.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record kew-2781970.