Turbinicarpus valdezianus

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Turbinicarpus valdezianus

Synonyms- Pelecyphora valdeziana, Pelecyphora plumosa, Echinocactus valdezianus, Neolloydia valdeziana, 

                  Pediocactus valdezianaus, Thelocactus valdezianus, Mammillaria valdeziana,

                  Gymnocactus valdezianus, Normanbokea valdeziana,


   Body- Solitary globular to slightly cylindrical, 10-25mm high 15-25mm wide green but appearing white

             because of the dense spines.

   Root- Taproot.

   Tubercles- Flattened to 2-3mm high.

   Spines- Radials- 22-36 feathery white plumose pectinate 1.5mm long.

               Centrals- None.

   Flowers- White with magenta mid-vein 22-25mm long 20-25mm wide.

   Fruits- Dark greenish-brown, round 6-7mm diameter.

Distribution- Saltillo, Coahuila, Matehuala in the state of San Lois Potosi (Mexico). Altitude 1700m.


This species is fairly easy to cultivate. Requires full sun to keep good dense white spines and careful watering to keep plant compact.


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