Sunday, March 18, 2012

SUCCULENT SUNDAY: Turbinicarpus valdezianus pseudopectinatus

Turbinicarpus valdezianus is one of the smallest and slowest-growing cactus—small even within genus Turbinicarpus, not known for their tremendous size. The diminutive body is the size and shape of a thimble. The spines are minute, almost microscopic, and flattened against the body in harmless tight formation—more like scales than armament. Flowers are pink, often striped; occasionally white.
Turbinicarpus valdezianus
Turbinicarpus valdezianus is found in Coahuila, San Luis Potosí, Nuevo León, and Zacatecas.

Turbinicarpus valdezianus showing more of body
Correction: The plant was originally identified as Turbinicarpus valdezianus. A fallen label was discovered; this plant is actually the related Turbinicarpus pseudopectinatus.

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