Description: Similar to
Turbinicarpus pseudomacrochele ssp. krainzianus, but smaller,
elongated up to 4cm high, 8-12mm
in diameter, deep
napiform root. This
taxa seems to be fairly variable in body diameter. Cultivated
specimens also generally have a larger diameter than that shown in
Flowers are the same as in the
type species (krainzianus):
yellow cream or greenish cream, in
summer, up to 2 cm. long.
Fruit is spherical, 3-5 mm long, with remnants of dried flower.
Remarks: this species is one of those
turbinicarpus which pass a purely
radial-spined youth stage in which they are already floriferous.
Most of the plants after several years develop the long
spines, giving the plant its fuzzy appearance.