The position of the Genus Turbinicarpus within the Plant Kingdom
The genus Turbinicarpus can be classified as follows: (Information taken from various sources)
- Kingdom: Plantae
- Division: Magnoliophyta (was Spermatophyta)
- A seed bearing plant.
- Class: Magnoliopsida (Dicotyledonous plants)
- Seed bearing plants that have two cotyledons.
- Order: Caryophyllales
- Perfect flowers, leaves opposite or
whorled, ovary generally
superior, fruit a capsule,
petals sometimes absent.
- Family: Cactaceae A.L de Jussieu.
- For a full description of the family Cactaceae see:
The Families of Flowering Plants - Cactaceae
- Sub-Family: Cactoideae K. Schumann.
- Flowers sessile, without proliferous
inferior. Seeds with thin, hard black
to light and soft testa. Body shape extremely
varied. Leaf blades nearly always completely reduced.
- Tribe: VII. Cacteae
- Flowers regular, rarely zygomorphic. Pericarpel usually scally and with woolly or hairy
areoles. Receptacle-tube without areoles, elongate, scaly or scales almost absent, or with
a leafy crown, the pericarpel then naked. Stem short, columnar, globose or flattened, very
large to dwarf, ribbed or tuberculate. Areoles monomorphic or dimorphic. Flowers arising
from areoles or the upper part of a double areole (furrow, axil).
- Genus: Turbinicarpus Buxbaum and Backeberg
- Small, globose to shortly-cylindric, occasionally sprouting from the base. Tubercles low.
Areoles often with curved or twisted, sometimes papery, flexible central spines, Flowers
solitary or several together around the apex, funnel-shaped, white to pink or yellowish.
Pericarpel with a few scales, rarely with a few wooly hairs and bristles in their axils,
usually naked and glabrous. Fruit globose to ovoid, berry-like, later dry, occasionally
with isolated scale remains, otherwise naked, splitting at the base or laterally, floral
remains deciduous or persistent. Seeds ovoid, often with pronounced crest; seed coat
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