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Turbinicarpus pseudomacrochele ssp. lausseri
Scientific Name: Turbinicarpus pseudomacrochele ssp. lausseri (Diers & G.Frank) C.E.Glass
Synonym: Turbinicarpus pseudomacrochele var. lausseri, Turbinicarpus pseudomacrochele, Turbinicarpus pseudomacrochele ssp. krainzianus, Pediocactus pseudomacrochele var. lausseri, Kadenicarpus pseudomacrochele var. lausseri
Family: Cactaceae
Listed in CITES Appendix 1
Turbinicarpus  pseudomacrochele ssp. lausseri
Turbinicarpus pseudomacrochele ssp. lausseri, 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 (Quertaro and Hidalgo)

Growth Habits: Generally solitary, occasionally the root bears several stems, the stems are flattened globose, up to 0.7 inch tall (18 mm), 1 inch wide (2.6 cm); tuberous root, up to 3.2 inches long (8 cm); tubercles 0.2 inch tall (5 mm); young areoles with white wool; no central spine; 8 to 12 silky radials, 2 to 4 mm, the upper ones longer, the ones on the top areoles curly, up to 1 inch long (2.5 cm).

Watering Needs:


Turbinicarpus pseudomacrochele ssp. lausseri, picture by Gordon Smith

Blooming Habits:
Purplish flowers, 0.8 to 1 inch long (2-2.5 cm), 0.8 to 1 inch wide (2.5 cm), base with long hairs. The fruit bears the dried remnants of the flower, it is somewhat globose, then turning brownish as it ages. It opens with a vertical slit when ripe.

Fruiting Habits:

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