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Turbinicarpus gielsdorfianus
Scientific Name: Turbinicarpus gielsdorfianus (Werdermann) V. John and Riha
Synonym: Pediocactus gielsdorfianus, Echinocactus gielsdorfianus, Neolloydia gielsdorfiana, Thelocactus gielsdorfianus, Gymnocactus gielsdorfianus
Family: Cactaceae
Listed in CITES Appendix 1
Turbinicarpus  gielsdorfianus
Turbinicarpus gielsdorfianus, picture by Gordon Smith
Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 25F (-4C) for a short period

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 55F (12C)

Sun Exposure: Light shade to part sun

Origin: Mexico (San Luis Potosi: near Cerritos)

Growth Habits: Usually solitary, globose cactus, bluish to greyish, up to 3 inches tall (7 cm), 2 inches in diameter (5 cm); apex with white wool and dark spines; tubercles 0.2 inch tall (6 mm); no central spine; 6 or 7 radial spines, up to 0.8 inch long (2 cm)

Watering Needs:


Blooming Habits:
White flowers with darker midribs, 0.9 inch long (2.2 cm), 0.8 inch in diameter (2 cm)

Fruiting Habits:

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