Synonyms- Gymnocactus subterraneus v zaragosae, Neolloydia subterraneus v zaragosae,
Turbinicarpus subterraneus v zaragosae.
Body- Solitary, globular to cylindrical, 150mm high 50mm wide greenish-blue.
Tubercles- Pyramidal, conical.
Spines- Radials- 21-25 bent slightly backwards, glassy white with brown tip 3-6mm long.
Centrals- 2, brownish black turning grey with age, 15-20mm long.
Flowers- Slender funnel form, pale yellow to violet 18-20mm long, 15mm wide.
Fruits- Greenish-brown small.
Distribution- Found in the municipalities of Zaragosae in the state of Nuevo Leon (Mexico).
This species is easy to cultivate fast growing. Requires full sun and careful watering to keep plant compact and low. Will benefit from adding up to 30% Gypsum to the potting mix.
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