Turbinicarpus gielsdorfianus

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Turbinicarpus gielsdorfianus

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


   Body- Usually solitary occasionally clustering, globular to slightly cylindrical, 50-70mm high 45-50 wide

             green-bluish to yellow-green.

   Root- Swollen bundled.

   Tubercles- Broad angular conical pyramid to 3-5mm long.

   Spines- Radials- 6-8 white radiating straight 20mm long.

               Centrals- 0-1 whiteish with darker tips 18-20mm long.

   Flowers- White with darker midribs 13-25mm long, 15-20mm wide.

   Fruits- Light green slightly elongated 5-6mm long and 3-4mm wide.

Distribution- Valley of Jaumave, Tamaulipas in the state of San Lois Potosi (Mexico).


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


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