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Turbinicarpus schmiedickeanus ssp. klinkerianus
Scientific Name: Turbinicarpus schmiedickeanus ssp. klinkerianus (Backeb. & H. Jacobsen ) Taylor
Synonym: Strombocactus schmiedickeanus var. klinkerianus, Turbinicarpus macrochele ssp. klinkerianus, Turbinicarpus schmiedickeanus var. klinkerianus, Turbinicarpus klinkerianus, Toumeya klinkeriana, Strombocactus klinkerianus, Pediocactus schmiedickeanus var. klinkerianus, Toumeya schmiedickeana var. klinkeriana
Family: Cactaceae
Listed in CITES Appendix 1
Turbinicarpus  schmiedickeanus ssp. klinkerianus
Neolloydia schmiedickeana ssp. klinkeriana at the Huntington Gardens in early July
Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 25°F (-4°C) for a short period

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 55°F (12°C)

Sun Exposure: Light shade to part sun

Origin: Mexico (San Luis Potosí: Huizache)

Growth Habits: Solitary or slowly clumping, 1 to 1.6 inches in diameter (2.5-4 cm), 2 inches tall (5 cm); broad tubercles; 3 spines, the lower one longer, up to 0.4 inch long (1 cm), the 2 upper ones only on young areoles

Watering Needs:


The genus name "Turbinicarpus" comes from the Latin for "fruits shaped like a top". The species is named after K. Schmiedicke. The subspecies is named after Christian Klinker.

Turbinicarpus  schmiedickeanus ssp. klinkerianus

Blooming Habits:
Creamy white flower, often with magenta midribs, 0.7 inches in diameter (2 cm).

Fruiting Habits:

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