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Turbinicarpus pseudomacrochele ssp. minimus
Scientific Name: Turbinicarpus pseudomacrochele ssp. minimus (G. Frank) J. Lthy & Hofer
Synonym: Turbinicarpus krainzianus ssp. minimus, Turbinicarpus krainzianus var. minimus, Turbinicarpus krainzianus, Turbinicarpus pseudomacrochele ssp. krainzianus
Family: Cactaceae
Listed in CITES Appendix 1
Turbinicarpus  pseudomacrochele ssp. minimus
Turbinicarpus pseudomacrochele ssp. minimus, 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 (Hidalgo)

Growth Habits: Similar to Turbinicarpus pseudomacrochele ssp. krainzianus, but smaller, stem 0.6 to 0.8 inch tall (1.5 to 2 cm), 0.3 to 0.5 inch in diameter (8-12 mm), napiform root, 1.6 to 2.4 inches long (4-6 cm).

Watering Needs:


Blooming Habits:
Diurnal flowers, cream or greenish cream, in summer, up to 0.8 inch long (2 cm). The original description calls for a greenish midstripe. Spherical, bare, fruit, 0.1 to 0.2 inch in diameter (3-5 mm), with remnants of dried flower. The seeds are only up to 0.6 mm long and 0.5 mm wide.

Fruiting Habits:

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