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Turbinicarpus mandragora ssp. beguinii
Scientific Name: Turbinicarpus mandragora ssp. beguinii (N. P. Taylor) J. Lthy
Synonym: Neolloydia beguinii, Neolloydia glassii, Mammillaria beguinii, Turbinicarpus beguinii, Echinocactus beguinii, Thelocactus beguinii, Gymnocactus beguinii, Neolloydia smithii var. beguinii
Family: Cactaceae
Listed in CITES Appendix 1
Turbinicarpus  mandragora ssp. beguinii
Turbinicarpus beguinii var. senilis in June at Kuentz "Le Monde du Cactus"
Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 25F (-4C) for a short period

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 55F (12C)

Sun Exposure: Light shade to part sun

Origin: Mexico (Nuevo Len, Coahuila)

Growth Habits: Usually solitary, globose cactus, up to 4 inches tall (10 cm), 3.2 inches in diameter (8 cm); woolly apex; 13 to 21 tubercled ribs; 1 central spine, up to 1.2 inches long (3 cm); 12 radials, radiating horizontally.

Watering Needs:


Turbinicarpus  mandragora ssp. beguinii

Blooming Habits:
Magenta flowers with lighter edges of petals, in summer, up to 0.7 inches in diameter (2 cm), 0.8 to 1 inch long (2-2.5 cm).

Fruiting Habits:

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