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Turbinicarpus pseudopectinatus forma cristata
(Syn: Pelecyphora pseudopectinata cristata)

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Very nice plant
. The white pectinated spins contrasts with the green body.

 

Description: This is the nice crested form of T. pseudopectinatus  this plant is recognizable without problems for the areoles with white pectinated spines. (But it is often confused with the very similar looking M. pectinifera forma cristata and Pelecyphora aselliformis forma cristata)
Stem: Dull green apex with short white hair; spirally-arranged tubercles
Spines: Numerous white in a comb like formation (pectinated), 1.2 mm long.
Root: Tuberose and usually bigger than the stem itself.
Flowers:
One to 5 pinkish white to bright pink with darker magenta or reddish-brown mid-veins, bloom in spring.
Fruit: small green.

Cultivation: This species is not very  easy to cultivate. It requires full sun and careful watering to keep the plant compact and low. It has a tap root, and watering it properly is often difficult, because it tends to crack open or rot if over-watered. For this reasons it is usually found grafted on columnar cacti.
Frost Tolerance: Hardy to -4C for a short period.
Propagation: by vegetative propagation grafting or stem cuttings.


 

Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific Name: Turbinicarpus pseudopectinatus (Backbg.) C. Glass & R. Foster1977 forma cristata

Origin Garden origin (Nursery produced cultivar)

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix I

Synonym:

  • Pelecyphora pseudopectinata Backeb. 1935
  • Mammillaria pseudopectinata
  • Neolloydia pseudopectinata
  • Pediocactus pseudopectinatus
  • Thelocactus pseudopectinatus
  • Normanbokea pseudopectinata,
  • Pelecyphora pulcherrima Sabatini (Nom inval.) 1991

Over the years, T. pseudopectinatus has been placed in six different genera, a process that will probably continue in the future.
 

 




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