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Turbinicarpus schmiedickeanus ssp. gracilis
Scientific Name: Turbinicarpus schmiedickeanus ssp. gracilis (Glass & R.A.Foster) C.E.Glass
Synonym: Turbinicarpus gracilis, Neolloydia schmiedickeana var. gracilis, Pediocactus schmiedickeanus var. gracilis
Family: Cactaceae
Listed in CITES Appendix 1
Turbinicarpus  schmiedickeanus ssp. gracilis
Turbinicarpus schmiedickeanus ssp. gracilis, picture by Gordon Smith
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: Aramberri)

Growth Habits: Solitary bright green globose stems, up to 1 inch in diameter (2.5 cm), high thin round tubercles, up to 0.2 inch long (7 mm); one papery central spine, up to 0.6 inch long (1.5 cm); occasionally a few short deciduous radials

Watering Needs:


Blooming Habits:
White flowers, up to 0.8 inch long (2 cm), 0.6 inch across (1.5 cm).

Fruiting Habits:

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