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Turbinicarpus horripilus
Scientific Name: Turbinicarpus horripilus (Lem.) V. John & Riha
Synonym: Echinocactus horripilus, Thelocactus goldii, Pediocactus horripilus, Gymnocactus goldii, Neolloydia horripila, Gymnocactus horripilus, Mammillaria horripila, Bravocactus horripilus, Thelocactus horripilus
Family: Cactaceae
Listed in CITES Appendix 1
Turbinicarpus  horripilus
Gymnocactus horripilus at the HBG (HBG 72955)
Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 25°F (-4°C) for a short period

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50°F (10°C)

Sun Exposure: Light shade to part sun

Origin: Mexico (Hidalgo: Metzitlán)

Growth Habits: Slowly clustering, bluish-green stems up to 3.5 inches in diameter (9 cm), 4 to 5 inches tall (10-12 cm); 1 central, up to 1.2 inches long (3 cm); 8 to 15 acicular radials, 0.6 inch long.

Watering Needs:


Turbinicarpus horripilus, picture by Gordon Smith

Blooming Habits:
Diurnal purple flowers, up to 1.6 inches in diameter (4 cm), 1 inch long (2.5 cm)

Fruiting Habits:

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