Type locality: north of Las Palomas, San Luis
Conservation status: Listed in
CITES appendix I
Plant found and collected in the spring of 1991, by cactus
collector Johann Jauernig. Grows on on rocky hills.
Turbinicarpus lophophoroides subsp. jauernigii
Battaia & Zanovello 1995,
Pediocactus lophophoroides var. jauernigii
Description: Usually solitary or slowly
clumping 10-20 mm high (bu much more in cultivation), 25-50(-70)mm wide grey-green to purple, flat to
globular depressed merging into a strong tuberous root .
Tubercles: Poorly developed nearly non-existent low and rounded.
Spines: Mature plants have (usually) one spine, rigid white with
grey tip 10mm long. Juvenile have 7 to 10 spreading radials.
Flowers: Dirty white to pale pinkish-tan with a brown
midstripe, 25mm long, 15mm wide. This species flowers in autumn/winter
rather than the spring.
Cultivation: Robust species to
Requires full sun and careful watering to
keep plant compact and low. It has a tap root, and watering it properly
is often difficult and tends to crack open or rot if over-watered. Keep
dry in winter or when night temperatures remain below 10° C, it is hardy
to -4°C for a short period. Assure a good ventilation. Exposures: Full
sun where it obtains a natural-looking flat, or part sun.
which has good powers of germination, or from shoots which are grafted.
is part of the lophophoroides
aggregate of taxa, together with the following: