Turbinicarpus swobodae

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Turbinicarpus swobodae

Synonyms- Pediocactus swobodae.


   Body- Solitary, depressed globular to short cylindrical, 30mm high 50mm wide dark grey-green.

   Root- Pseudo-taproot.

   Tubercles- Pyramidal quadrangular 3-5mm long.

   Spines- Radials- 4-7 grey-black rigid 15-18mm long.

               Centrals- None.

   Flowers- White to cream to bright yellow 10-16mm long 13-22mm wide.

   Fruits- Greenish becoming brownish 5-7mm long 3.5-4mm wide.

Distribution- Rayones in the state of Nueve Leon (Mexico).


This species is not easy hot still air can kill the plant. Requires full sun, good ventilation and careful watering to keep plant compact.


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