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Thelocactus conothele subsp. argenteus

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Thelocactus conothele v argenteus SB311 Ascencion, NL, Mexico
with a dense covering of short white spines and pink flowers.

Description: Usually solitary or slowly branching from the base whit globose or cylindrical stem with the tubercles mostly obscured by spines.
Spines: The central spines are creamy-white and shredding with age. It has 20 glassy-silvery-greyish-white radial spines.
Flowers: Deep pinkish and/or pink-purple.
 


Cultivation: Easy to cultivate. Water moderately from Spring to Autumn. Keep dry in winter, can tolerate frequent moderate frost, above approx -7C,  Sun Summer grower needs full sun exposures.

Propagation: Nearly always from seed, since the plant rarely produces plantlets.


 

Photo of conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and cultivars of (Thelocactus conothelos complexcomplex):


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Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)


Scientific name:  Thelocactus conothelos ssp. argenteus (Glass & R.C.Foster) Glass 1998

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.

Synonyms:  
  • Torreycactus conothele var. argenteus (Glass & Foster) Doweld 1998
  • Thelocactus conothele var. argenteus Glass & Foster 1972


The flowers are a deep pinkish and/or pink-purple.

 



Spines are
shiny white and glassy.


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