Turbinicarpus bonatzii

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Turbinicarpus bonatzii

Synonyms- Pediocactus bonatzii, Turbinicarpus schmiedickeanus ssp bonatzii.


   Body- Solitary, globular depressed, 15-20mm diameter dark green-bluish.

   Root- Taproot.

   Tubercles- Conical to rhomboid.

   Spines- Radials- 3-5 white with darker tips 3-5mm long.

               Centrals- 0-1 brown 12-15mm long.

   Flowers- Rose coloured with lighter margins 10mm long, 12-15mm wide.

   Fruits- Brown magenta.

Distribution- Cerritos in the state of  San Lois Potosi (Mexico). Altitude 1000-1100m.


Discovered in 1991 by H J Bonatz this species is closely related to Turbinicarpus schmiedickeanus ssp klinkerianus and is very early flowering. This species requires full sun and careful watering to keep plant flat and compact.


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