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Turbinicarpus alonsoi

Turbinicarpus alonsoi (*)

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Caryophyllales

Familia: Cactaceae
Subfamilia: Cactoideae
Tribus: Cacteae
Genus: Turbinicarpus
Subgenus: T. subg. Turbinicarpus
Sectio: T. sect. Turbinicarpus
Species: Turbinicarpus alonsoi

Turbinicarpus alonsoi Glass & S.Arias, Kakteen And. Sukk. 47(2): 26, fig. (1996).

The specific epithet honors the Mexican explorer Alonso Garcia Luna.

Pediocactus alonsoi (Glass & S.Arias) Halda, Acta Mus. Richnov., Sect. Nat. 5(1): 22 (1998).

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Northern America
Regional: Mexico
Mexico (Guanajuato, San Luis Potosí).

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
Primary references

Glass, C.E. & Arias Montes, S. (1996) Kakteen And. Sukk. 47 (2): 26, fig.

Additional references

Villaseñor, J.L. 2016. Checklist of the native vascular plants of Mexico. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 87: 559–902. DOI: 10.1016/j.rmb.2016.06.017 Online PDF Reference page.
Hernández, H.M. & Gómez-Hinostrosa, C. (2015). Mapping the cacti of Mexico part II. Mammillaria Succulent Plant Research 9: 1-189.
Halda, J.J. (1998) Acta Mus. Richnov., Sect. Nat. 5 (1): 22.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Turbinicarpus alonsoi in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Mar 29. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2021. Turbinicarpus alonsoi. Published online. Accessed: Mar 29 2021. 2021. Turbinicarpus alonsoi. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Mar 29.
Hassler, M. 2021. Turbinicarpus alonsoi. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2021. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Mar 29. Reference page.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Turbinicarpus alonsoi in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 08-Apr-12.
IUCN: Turbinicarpus alonsoi Glass & S.Arias (Critically Endangered)

Vernacular names
español: Biznaguita
svenska: Grågrön småkaktus

Turbinicarpus alonsoi is a species of plant in the family Cactaceae. It is endemic to Mexico. Its natural habitat is hot deserts.

Turbinicarpus alonsoi is easily grown in cultivation, however due to its large taproot, it requires porous soil with plenty of inorganic material such as stones and dries as quickly as possible. Water infrequently and only when it is dry. Full sun to part shade is preferred, as it will encourage slow, compact and steady growth during spring and summer months. During its winter quiescent period, keep dry to prevent rot.[3]

Fitz Maurice, W.A.; Sánchez , E.; Fitz Maurice, B.; Guadalupe Martínez, J. (2013). "Turbinicarpus alonsoi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2013: e.T40972A2948392. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-1.RLTS.T40972A2948392.en. Retrieved 16 November 2021.
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