Synonyms- Echinocactus mandragora, Thelocactus mandragora, Rapicactus mandragora,
Gymnocactus mandragora, Neolloydia mandragora, Pediocactus mandragora.
Body- Usually solitary, globular to elongate, 35-50mm high, 40-60mm wide grey-green.
Root- Long turnip shaped.
Spines- Radials- 8-14 radiating straight white 8-15mm long.
Centrals- 1-2 erect, whitish darkening with age 18-22mm long.
Flowers- White with reddish midribs 20mm long, 25mm wide.
Distribution- Parras in the state of Coahuila (Mexico). Altitude 1400-1600m.
This species is the most difficult to cultivate as it is very slow growing and can easily suffer root loss if overwatered.
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