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Author: Albert Frederik Hendrik Buining 1967
Family:  Cactaceae  
Habitat:   Minas Gerais, SE Brazil
Soil:   Grit
Water:   Medium
Sun:   Maximum
Thickness:  20 centimetres
Height:  50 centimetres
Flower:   Yellow
Propagate:   Seeds
Names:   -
Synonyms:  Uebelmannia pectinifera subsp. flavispina, P.J.Braun & Esteves.
Uebelmannia pectinifera
subsp. horrida, P.J.Braun & Esteves.

This member of the Cactaceae family was described by Albert Frederik Hendrik Buining in 1967. It is found in the mountain of Minas Gerais, south-eastern Brazil, growing in grit with some water and lots of sun. It prefers more regular moist and higher humidity than most cacti. It will grow to 20 centimetres in diameter and 50 centimetres height. The flowers are yellow.

SubFamily: Cactoideae , Tribe: Cereeae

"pectinifera" is Latin for "bearing combs".