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Turbinicarpus viereckii
Scientific Name: Turbinicarpus viereckii (Werderm.) V.John & Riha
Synonym: Echinocactus viereckii, Thelocactus viereckii, Gymnocactus viereckii, Neolloydia viereckii, Pediocactus viereckii
Family: Cactaceae
Listed in CITES Appendix 1
Turbinicarpus  viereckii
Turbinicarpus viereckii at Holly Gate; photo Terry Hewitt
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: Jaumave)

Growth Habits: Solitary or clustered, dull green globose stem, 0.8 to 1.8 inches tall (2-4.5 cm), 1.2 to 1.8 inches inches in diameter (3-4.5 cm); apex with white wool; 15 to 18 ribs divided in tubercles, 0.24 inch long (6 mm); 3 to 5 white centrals in a cross like formation, 0.8 inch long (2 cm); 17 to 22 white radials, some with brown tips, 0.3 to 0.5 inch long (0.8-1.3 cm)

Watering Needs:


Turbinicarpus viereckii, picture by Gordon Smith

Blooming Habits:
The Turbinicarpus viereckii has magenta flowers with greenish-white throat and darker mid-ribs, 0.6 to 1 inch long (1.5-2.5 cm), 0.5 to 0.8 inch broad (12-20 mm).

Fruiting Habits:

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