Turbinicarpus viereckii ssp viereckii

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Turbinicarpus viereckii ssp viereckii

Synonyms- Echinocactus viereckii, Thelocactus viereckii, Rapicactus subterraneus, Gymnocactus viereckii, Neolloydia viereckii, Pediocactus subterraneus.


   Body- Usually clustering, globular 30-45mm wide green.

   Root- Swollen bundled.

   Tubercles- Rhomboidal conical.

   Spines- Radials- 17-22 rigid white translucent 5-8mm long.

               Centrals- 4-6 rigid white with black tip 30-40mm long.

   Flowers- Pink-magenta with magenta midstripe 30mm wide.

   Fruits- Greenish-brown.

Distribution- In the municipalities of Jaumave in the state of Tamaulipas (Mexico). Altitude 750-850m.


Fairly easy species to cultivate. Requires strong sun and careful watering to keep plant compact and maintain strong spines.


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