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Turbinicarpus pailanus

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Turbinicarpus pailanus L1035 Sierra de la Paila

Description: Small solitary subglobose cacti.
Stem: flattened globular tapering below, 50mm high 60mm wide olive green; woolly apex.
Tubercles: Irregular pyramidal quadrangular or rhomboid to 5mm long, 4mm wide. forming 13 to 21 tubercled ribs.
Root: Bundled swollen.
Spines: Radials 11-16 white rigid , radiating horizontally, to 10mm long; Centrals 2, one erect one horizontal to 25mm long.
Flowers: Funnel form apricot coloured with purplish midribs and lighter margins to 24mm wide, with purplish midveins, 1 inch in diameter (2.5 cm). Fruits: Urn shaped to 12 mm long with black seeds.

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Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific Name: Turbinicarpus pailanus  Halda et Panarotto

Conservation status: Listed in CITES Appendix I

Distribution: Sierra de Paila in the state of Coahhuila (Mexico). Altitude 1900-2240m.

Synonyms:
  • Turbinicarpus mandragora ssp. pailanus (Halda & Panarotto) J. Lüthy
  • Gymnocactus beguinii
  • Turbinicarpus beguinii
  • Rapicactus pailanus Neolloydia pailana
  • Gymnocactus beguinii  fa. "Sierra de la Paila"
  • Gymnocactus beguinii "Canyon Verde"
  • Gymnocactus beguinii sp. Lau 1035
  • Neolloydia pailana
Listed in CITES Appendix 1
 
 


 

Cultivation: This species is not easy but relatively fast growing, can become too elongated if compost is too rich. Requires full sun or Light shade and careful watering to keep plant compact.
Hardy to -4°C for a short period.
 

Photo of conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and cultivars of the Turbinicarpus mandragora complex (This taxon has lots of synonyms whit several controversial varieties and subspecies):


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