Kaelkitty's Journal: JFC0285 Hamatocactus ? "s. nov. Linares"

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Acquired in a 6cm pot in 1978 as Hamatocactus s. nov. Linares. This is an impossible name - all the species of the former genus Hamatocactus are found no further south than Mexico, and Linares is in Chile! Intriguingly, however; there is a species of Turbinicarpus, T. saueri subsp. gonzalezii which was formerly known in the trade as T. sp. Linares. I wonder if this was it and someone stuffed up on the names before I got the plant.? Died in June 1980 from root rot in the winter.
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