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Turbinicarpus schmiedickeanus ssp. flaviflorus
Scientific Name: Turbinicarpus schmiedickeanus ssp. flaviflorus (G. Frank & A.B. Lau) Glass & Foster
Synonym: Turbinicarpus flaviflorus, Neolloydia schmiedickeana var. flaviflora, Turbinicarpus macrochele ssp. flaviflorus, Pediocactus schmiedickeanus var. flaviflorus, Turbinicarpus schmiedickeanus var. flaviflorus
Family: Cactaceae
Listed in CITES Appendix 1
Turbinicarpus  schmiedickeanus ssp. flaviflorus
Neolloydia schmiedickeana ssp. flaviflora at the Huntington Gardens in early July
Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 25°F (-4°C) for a short period

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 55°F (12°C)

Sun Exposure: Light shade to part sun

Origin: Mexico (San Luis Potosí: Santa Rita)

Growth Habits: Solitary or slowly clumping, 1 inch in diameter (2.5 cm), 2 inches tall (5 cm); conical tubercles; 4 to 6 spines

Watering Needs:

Propagation: Seeds

The genus name "Turbinicarpus" comes from the Latin for "fruits shaped like a top". The species is named after K. Schmiedicke. The subspecies is named after the Latin for 'yellow flower'.
The second picture is Turbinicarpus flaviflorus (MG1284) at Kuentz Nursery in early June

Turbinicarpus  schmiedickeanus ssp. flaviflorus

Blooming Habits:
Light yellow flower, 0.7 inches in diameter (2 cm).

Fruiting Habits:

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