Turbinicarpus jauernigii

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Turbinicarpus jauernigii

Turbinicarpus jauernigii Gerhart Frank in Succulenta (Netherlands) 72(3): 114. 1993 sec. Vázquez-Sánchez & al. 2019
  • Turbinicarpus lophophoroides subsp. jauernigii (Gerhart Frank) Battaia & Zanov. in Piante Grasse 15: 81. 1995 syn. sec. Aquino 2021
  • Pediocactus lophophoroides var. jauernigii (G.Frank) Halda in Acta Mus. Richnov., Sect. Nat., 5: 21. 1998 syn. sec. Aquino 2021
  • Turbinicarpus schmiedickeanus subsp. jauernigii (Gerhart Frank) D.R.Hunt in Cactaceae Syst. Init. 20: 24. 2005 syn. sec. Aquino 2021
    • Holotype: Mexico, San Luís Potosí: N de Las Palomas, J. Jauernig 210 (WU)


The proposal by Lüthy & Moser (2002) to recognize this taxon as an independent species of Turbinicarpus schmiedickeanus (Boed.) Buxb. & Backeb. is followed. The trees of Vázques-Sánchez & al. (2019) show that T. jauernigii is not related to T. schmiedickeanus, in which it used to be included as a subspecies. The anatomy of the spines of T. jauernigii Gerhart Frank indicates that the spines have compact sclerenchyma, thick-walled fibers which make up spines that are hard, rigid to sub-rigid, mostly pungent (Mosco 2009). This character is shared with other species such as T. gielsdorfianus (Werderm.) John & Říha or T. lophophoroides (Werderm.) Buxb. & Backeb., but not with T. schmiedickeanus, which has non-pungent, papyraceous spines. A


A. Aquino, D. 2021: Revisions of Epithelantha, Kadenicarpus, Rapicactus, Turbinicarpus – In: Korotkova N. & al., Cactaceae at Caryophyllales.org – a dynamic online species-level taxonomic backbone for the family. – Willdenowia 51: 251-270