Kaelkitty's Journal: JFC0444 Dolichothele beneckei

Initial Notes:

Acquired in a 9cm pot in July 1979 as Dolichothele beneckei. Repotted into the same pot with my soil mix in March 1980. Died in the mid 1980s from root rot in the winter.

This is a very unusual Dolichothele - the one plant I have seen in the genus which seems to form a bridge to Mammillaria (sensu strictu). The flowers are large and yellow, as is normal for Dolicothlele, but the body of the plant has short rounded tubecules and dark hooked central spines - pretty, but weird!

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