Turbinicarpus horripilus

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Turbinicarpus horripilus

Synonyms- Pediocactus horripilus, Mammillaria horripila, Gymnocactus horripilus, Thelocactus horripilus,

                 Thelocactus goldii, Neolloydia horripila.


   Body- Often clustered, globular to elongate, 70-180mm high, 40-65mm wide olive green.

   Root- Swollen bundled.

   Tubercles- Conical 5-7mm high.

   Spines- Radials- 12-14 rigid white with brown tip 9-11mm long.

               Centrals- 1-2 rigid white-grey with black tip 12-18mm long.

   Flowers- Magenta with whitish throat 22-31mm long, 22-35mm wide.

   Fruits- Greenish-red becoming yellowish-brown 4-6mm long, 3-5mm wide.

Distribution- Metztitlan in the state of Hidalgo (Mexico).


Easy species to cultivate and fast growing. Requires strong sun to develop good spinal growth. Will start clumping at a young age.


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