Texas Cone Cactus (Neolloydia conoidea)

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Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Magenta
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
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Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Sep 9, 2019 6:06 PM

Small, low-growing, solitary or offsetting cactus from the Chihuahuan Desert with purple-pink flowers. It has conical, furrowed tubercles with 0-1 central spines and 15-16 radial spines.

The genus is associated with Mammillaria and has dimorphic areoles with an areolar groove. It has been subsumed into 7 different genera over the course of its nearly 100 year history, and several former Neolloydia species are currently part of Sclerocactus. Neolloydia currently includes 2 species.

This widespread species occurs from southwest Texas well into several states of north-central Mexico, with a few named varieties. This species formerly included the now distinct N. matehualensis, a plant with 2 central spines and 10 radial spines from a small range south of Matehuala, and some consider the latter plant as part of conoidea in a monotypic genus.

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