Turbinicarpus jauernigii

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Turbinicarpus jauernigii

Synonyms- Turbinicarpus lophophoroides ssp jauernigii, Pediocactus lophophoroides v jauernigii.


   Body- Usually solitary, globular depressed, 10-20mm high, 25-50mm wide grey-green.

   Root- Taproot.

   Tubercles- Poorly developed low rounded.

   Spines- Radials- 1 (usually) rigid white with grey tip 10mm long.

               Centrals- None.

   Flowers- Pale pinkish-brown with a brown midstripe, 25mm long, 15mm wide.

   Fruits- Greenish-magenta.

Distribution- Ciudad del Maiz in the state of San Luis Potosi (Mexico).


This plant was first discovered in 1991 by J Jauernig. Robust species to cultivate. Shows some resemblance to Turbinicarpus schmiedickeanus ssp schwarzii but this species flowers in the autumn rather than the spring.


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