Turbinicarpus schmiedickeanus ssp macrochele

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Turbinicarpus schmiedickeanus ssp macrochele

Synonyms- Echinocactus macrochele, Turbinicarpus macrochele, Strombocactus macrochele,

                 Toumeya macrochele, Turbinicarpus schmiedickeanus ssp macrochele,

                 Neolloydia schmiedickeanus v macrochele, Pediocactus schmiedickeanus v macrochele.


   Body- Solitary globular depressed, 30mm high 30-40mm wide grey-greenish blue becoming reddish in winter.

   Root- Taproot.

   Tubercles- Rounded almost flat poorly developed.

   Spines- Radials- 3-4 papery ivory-grey, 30mm long.

               Centrals- None.

   Flowers- Apical funnel shaped ivory with brown midstripe 25mm wide.

   Fruits- Brown.

Distribution- Found in the municipalities of Matehuala and Doctor Arroyo bordering the states of Nuevo Leon

                     and San Luis Potosi (Mexico). Altitude 1600-1800m.


This species is easy to cultivate but care with watering and full sun to develop the blue-grey body colour.


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