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Turbinicarpus pseudopectinatus
Scientific Name: Turbinicarpus pseudopectinatus (Backbg.) C. Glass & R. Foster
Synonym: Pelecyphora pulcherrima, Normanbokea pseudopectinata, Thelocactus pseudopectinatus, Pediocactus pseudopectinatus, Neolloydia pseudopectinata, Mammillaria pseudopectinata, Pelecyphora pseudopectinata
Family: Cactaceae
Listed in CITES Appendix 1
Turbinicarpus  pseudopectinatus Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 25F (-4C) for a short period

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 55F (12C)

Sun Exposure: Light shade to part sun

Origin: Mexico (Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon)

Growth Habits: Solitary, dull green stem, 1.2 inches tall (3 cm), 1.6 inches in diameter (4 cm), barely showing above the ground; apex with short white hair; each tubercle tipped by numerous white pectinate spines, 1.2 mm long.

Watering Needs:


Turbinicarpus pseudopectinatus at Holly Gate; photo Terry Hewitt

Blooming Habits:
One to 3 pinkish white flowers with pink to reddish-brown mid-veins in summer. The small fruit is green.

Fruiting Habits:

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