This is a free flowering and fiercely spined species.
Globose cactus, up to 10 cm in diameter.
Stem: Glossy green
Spines: Long, downward-pointed
Flowers: Blossoms are large (6 cm in diameter)
and stand near the top. They are yellow
with glossy petals and have a dark purple stigma.
The buds are tomentose and appear during the summer.
Notocactus turecekianus is similar to
N. submammulosus but with longer centrals and also differing in
quite a few other ways. Roberto Kiesling described this new species in the
Jan-Feb 1995 issue of the CSSA Journal and named it Parodia
The plant was named after Victor Turecek, a USA
collector specializing in the growing of Argentinian cacti.
It is easy to grow. It likes a warm bright location, does great in
partial shade avoid full sun. It needs good drainage and prefers a
neutral to slightly acidic compost with plenty of extra grit. Water and
feed during the summer. Best if watered with rain water. Keep above 0°C
and rather dry in winter, rot easily if the substrate is wet and cold,
tends to lose its roots in winter.
Photo of conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and cultivars
of plants belonging
to the Parodia (Notocactus)
Taxon has lots of
synonyms whit several controversial varieties and subspecies and
comprises a multitude of different forms, but where each form is linked
to others by populations of plants with intermediate characteristics):
CITES Appendix II
(R.Kiesling 1995) W.R. Abraham
In: KIESLING, R.
Internoto 16 (3): 82-86 1995
Scientific name (Basionym):
Cact.Succ. J.(US) 67 (1) : 15-19
Holotypus: J.Piltz P398 (Argentina), Herbarium of San Isidro,
Argentina (Entre Ríos, Corrientes), western Uruguay, southern Brazil
- Notocactus mammulosus ssp. turecekianus
Prestle 1997 nom.inval.
- Notocactus submammulosus var.
turecekianus (Kiesling) Lode nom.inval.
- Notocactus turecezkianus
- Notocactus turececkianus
The stigma is very dark purple (almost black)