Turbinicarpus beguinii

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Turbinicarpus beguinii

Synonyms- Thelocactus beguinii, Echinocactus beguinii, Gymnocactus beguinii, Neolloydia beguinii,

                  Neolloydia glassii, Turbinicarpus gautii.


   Body- Solitary, globular to slightly cylindrical, 70-100mm high green-bluish.

   Root- Taproot (bundled).

   Tubercles- Flattened conical to 2-3mm long, 3-4mm wide.

   Spines- Radials- 16-18 translucent white with darker tips straight 4-6mm long.

               Centrals- 2-3 rigid slender, erect straight, white/yellowish with darker tips 12-15mm long.

   Flowers- Pink/magenta with lighter margins 28-35mm long, 12-18mm wide.

   Fruits- Greenish magenta 10-15mm long and 1-1.5mm wide.

Distribution- Found in the states of Coahhuila, Nueve Leon, San Lois Potosi, Tamaulipas and Zacatecas   

              (Mexico). Altitude 1900-2240m.


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


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