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Mammillaria albiflora

  • First description by (Wedermann) Backeberg 1937
    Mammillaria herrerae var. albiflora Wedermann 1931

  • Body: Plants usually solitary, sometimes forming clusters with the stems obscured by the spines. Stems somewhat cylindrical, slender, to 5 cm (2 in) or mire in hight, 1 – 2 cm (0.4 – 0.8 in) in diameter.
  • Roots: taproot
  • Sap: sans latex
  • Tubercule arrangement:
  • Tubercule: small, without latex.
  • Axil: naked.
  • Radial spine: 60 – 80, short, white, interlacing, fine.
  • Central spine: none.
  • Flower: white with pale pinkish flush, to 35 mm (1.4 in) long and 25 mm (1 in) in diameter.
  • Fruit: retained beneath the spines, but not within the plant body.
  • Seed: black.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe): April
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  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Guanajuato, Mexico. Altitude 2.160 to 2.200 mtr.
  • Comments: In culture, mineral substrate. Considered one of the most difficult species to grow, it is best to avoid much organic material in the soil; limestone added to the soil may help, and a light hand with watering. Maximum light is needed to induce flowering.
  • Bibliography: <br>Hunt (1997) – Mammillaria postscript N?6 – page 3
    <br>John Pilbeam (1998) – Mammillaria Handbook 6 – page 32
  • Synonymes: <br>M. herrerae var albiflora

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Mammillaria albiflora


Mammillaria Albiflora/Mammillaria albiflora (syn. M. herrerae var albiflora)- Photo Luc .jpg


Mammillaria Albiflora/Mammillaria albiflora (syn. M. herrerae var. albiflora) MG 688-96 – Photo Aymeric de Barmon.jpg


Mammillaria Albiflora/Mammillaria albiflora – ML 335 – Photo Michel Lacoste .jpg


Mammillaria Albiflora/Mammillaria albiflora – ML 335 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


Mammillaria Albiflora/Mammillaria albiflora – ML 572 – Photo Michel Lacoste .jpg


Mammillaria Albiflora/Mammillaria albiflora – ML 572 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


Mammillaria Albiflora/Mammillaria albiflora – Photo Giuseppe Ruini.jpg


Mammillaria Albiflora/Mammillaria albiflora – Photo Josef Matousek.jpg


Mammillaria Albiflora/Mammillaria albiflora . ML 572 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


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