Turbinicarpus schmiedickeanus ssp flaviflorus

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Turbinicarpus schmiedickeanus ssp flaviflorus

Synonyms- Turbinicarpus flaviflorus, Neolloydia schmiedickeana var flaviflora,

                  Pediocactus schmiedickeanus var flaviflorus.


   Body- Solitary globular to cylindrical, 30mm high 15-20mm wide partly underground grey-greenish.

   Root- Taproot.

   Tubercles- Conical rhomboid at the base.

   Spines- Radials- 4-6 papery ivory-brown with darker tips 16mm long.

               Centrals- None.

   Flowers- Apical funnel shaped pale greenish-yellow 20mm wide.

   Fruits- Dark green at base with greenish-brown upper part, oval, 10mm long.

Distribution- Guadalcazar in the state of San Lois Potosi (Mexico). Altitude 1700m.


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


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