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Turbinicarpus pseudopectinatus
forma inermis

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Very nice plant
. The white line areoles are spineless, green body.
 

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Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Name: Turbinicarpus pseudopectinatus "inermis"

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix I

Origin Garden origin (Nursery produced cultivar)
 

Description: The standard T. pseudopectinatus  is a tiny very popular small  geophytic cactus with lovely pectinated spines. The monstrous form here described is a quite different spineless plant with spherical growth habit that slowly branches producing small clusters. This plant easily produce crested shoot which are very priced and admired.
(Compare with: T. pseudopectinatus inemis cristata).
Stem: Globular dull green, 3 cm tall, 4 cm in diameter, barely showing above the ground; apex with short white hair; spirally-arranged tubercles
Areoles: Linear filled with short white wool.
Spines:
Very short 0,1-0,5 mm long, Numerous white in a comb like formation (pectinated).
Root: Tuberose and usually bigger than the stem itself.
Flowers:
Dull pink with darker reddish-brown mid-veins, bloom in spring.
Fruit: small green.
 
 


 



 

Cultivation: Its a fairly easy and robust species to cultivate, but very slow growing.  It needs a very well-drained soil, and requires strong sun to part sun to keep the plant compact and low . Waterings should be rather infrequent to keep the plant compact, and avoid its becoming excessively elongated and unnatural in appearance. Furthermore it has a tap root, and watering it properly is often difficult, because it 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 -4C for a short period.  Assure a good ventilation.

Reproduction: Cutting or grafting, it can be also propagated by seeds.

Photo of conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and cultivars of Turbinicarpus pseudopectinatus.

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