Turbinicarpus ysabelae

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Turbinicarpus ysabelae

Synonyms- Thelocactus ysabelae, Gymnocactus ysabelae, Pediocactus ysabelae,

                 Thelocactus ysabelae v brevispinus, Turbinicarpus ysabelae v brevispinus.


   Body- Solitary globular depressed, 40-160mm high 70-200mm wide yellowish-green.

   Root- Semi-taproot.

   Tubercles- Conical well developed 3-8mm high.

   Spines- Radials- 16-20 radiating, straight, whitish 2-10mm long.

               Centrals- 1 curved upwards, greyish-white with darker tip 7-20mm long.

   Flowers- White, 10-18mm long, generally 30mm wide but can be up to 70mm wide.

   Fruits- Greenish-brown rounded .

Distribution- Found in the municipalities of Tula in the state of Tamaulipas (Mexico).


This species is easy to cultivate. Requires full sun and careful watering to keep plant compact and low.


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