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Notes for the Genus:

Turbinicarpus

Etymology - From the Latin turbinatus meaning top-shaped and the Greek carpos meaning body - a reference to the top-shaped growth of the stems.
Alphabetically, the genus Turbinicarpus is the last of the various cactus from North-Central Mexico that are extremely popular among collectors. Certainly their small size and readiness to flower attribute to their popularity. As is typical of any group of plants that receives a lot of attention from hobbyists and researchers, many names are described for plants with even the slightest difference. This can be either at the level of subspecies or species.

As stated, the plants in this genus have small stems, often growing hidden in the soil in habitat. In cultivation, the plants are often solitary globose stems with distinct tubercles. Spines vary considerably from species to species. Flowers arise from the stem tips and range from white to dark pink.

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Turbinicarpus laui

Turbinicarpus laui


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Turbinicarpus lophophoroides

Turbinicarpus lophophoroides


     7 images

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Turbinicarpus mandragora

Turbinicarpus mandragora


     8 images

Taxa Included:
   T. mandragora -
6 images

   T. mandragora booleanus -
1 image

   T. mandragora zaragosae -
1 image


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Turbinicarpus pailanus

Turbinicarpus pailanus


     7 images

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Turbinicarpus pseudomacrochele

Turbinicarpus pseudomacrochele


     16 images

Taxa Included:
   T. pseudomacrochele -
5 images

   T. pseudomacrochele krainzianus -
5 images

   T. pseudomacrochele minimus -
5 images

   T. pseudomacrochele lausseri -
1 image


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Turbinicarpus pseudopectinatus

Turbinicarpus pseudopectinatus


     13 images

Taxa Included:
   T. pseudopectinatus -
5 images

   T. pseudopectinatus rubriflorus -
5 images

   T. pseudopectinatus inermis -
3 images


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Turbinicarpus rioverdensis

Turbinicarpus rioverdensis


     4 images

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Turbinicarpus saueri

Turbinicarpus saueri


     23 images

Taxa Included:
   T. saueri -
4 images

   T. saueri nelissae -
3 images

   T. saueri septentrionalis -
5 images

   T. saueri gonzalezii -
3 images

   T. saueri nieblae -
5 images

   T. saueri verduzcoi -
3 images


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Turbinicarpus schmiedickeanus

Turbinicarpus schmiedickeanus


     37 images

Taxa Included:
   T. schmiedickeanus schmiedickeanus -
2 images

   T. schmiedickeanus schwarzii -
1 image

   T. schmiedickeanus flaviflorus -
4 images

   T. schmiedickeanus gracilis -
5 images

   T. schmiedickeanus klinkerianus -
3 images

   T. schmiedickeanus andersonii -
4 images

   T. schmiedickeanus polaskii -
5 images

   T. schmiedickeanus dickisoniae -
4 images

   T. schmiedickeanus schwarzii -
2 images

   T. schmiedickeanus macrochele -
4 images

   T. schmiedickeanus mysakii (nom. prov.) -
3 images


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Turbinicarpus subterraneus

Turbinicarpus subterraneus


     8 images

Taxa Included:
   T. subterraneus -
2 images

   T. subterraneus zaragosae -
6 images


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*Currently 24 of 24 known species in this genus are represented on CactiGuide.com.
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