Turbinicarpus pseudomacrochele (group)

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Turbinicarpus pseudomacrochele (group)

Synonyms- Pediocactus pseudomacrochele, Neolloydia pseudomacrochele, Toumeya pseudomacrochele,

                 Strombocactus pseudomacrochele,


   Body- Solitary occasionally clustering , globular depressed, wide pale green to darker green with woolly top.

             20-40mm wide, 25-35mm high.

   Root- Taproot.

   Tubercles- Low and rounded conical 3-5mm long.

   Spines- Radials- 5-8 yellowish-brown becoming greyish mostly erect bristly and twisted 15-30mm long.

               Centrals- None.

   Flowers- White to reddish purple to yellowish green to magenta 25-32mm long, 20-35mm wide.

   Fruits- Green nearly round 4-6mm long.

Distribution- Found in the states of Queretaro, Hidalgo (Mexico).


This species is fairly robust, fast and fairly easy to grow. Requires full sun and careful watering to keep plant compact.

There are three recognised subspecies within this group:-

Turbinicarpus pseudomacrochele ssp pseudomacrochele

Turbinicarpus pseudomacrochele ssp krainzianus

Turbinicarpus pseudomacrochele ssp lausseri


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