Turbinicarpus pseudopectinatus

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Turbinicarpus pseudopectinatus

Synonyms- Pelecyphora pseudopectinatus, Mammillaria pseudopectinata, Thelocactus pseudopectinatus,

                  Normanbokea pseudopectinatus, Pediocactus pseudopectinatus, Pelecyphora pulcherrima.


   Body- Solitary, globular depressed, 20-30mm high, 20-35mm wide green-violet.

   Root- Taproot.

   Tubercles- Elongated vertically, 3mm high.

   Spines- Radials- 50 (approx), pectinate straight, white 1mm long.

               Centrals- None.

   Flowers- White with reddish or magenta midribs 18-26mm wide.

   Fruits- Greenish, nearly round 7-8mm long.

Distribution- Large distribution and found in the states of San Luis Potosi, Nuevo Leon and Tamalipas (Mexico). Altitude 1200-2000m.


This species shows close resemblance to Pelcyphora aselliformis and Mammillaria pectinifera when young and without flowers or fruit. Fairly easy to cultivate providing given full sun and careful watering.


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