Turbinicarpus saueri

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Turbinicarpus saueri

Synonyms- Echinocactus saueri, Thelocactus saueri, Gymnocactus saueri, Neolloydia saueri, Pediocactus saueri.   


   Body- Usually solitary, globular depressed, 30-50mm high 40-60mm wide grey-green to blue-green with

             woolly top..

   Root- Semi-taproot.

   Tubercles- Angular rounded 2-5mm high.

   Spines- Radials- 7-14 straight, white darkening with age 5-15mm long.

               Centrals- 1-3, greyish black, erect curving slightly upwards, 10-14mm long.

   Flowers- White with reddish midstripe 15-20mm long, 30-50mm wide.

   Fruits- Whitish-brown round to elongated 4-7mm long 3-5mm wide.

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


This species is easy to cultivate when given full sun and careful watering.


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