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Mammillaria angelensis

  • First description by Craig, Mamm. Handb. 165, fig. 146 (1945)

  • Body: Plants usually solitary, sometimes clustering. Stems globose to short cylindrical, to 15 cm (5.9 in) high and 6 cm (2.4 in) in diameter.
  • Roots: fibrous.
  • Sap: without latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement:
  • Tubercule: Conical, blue green.
  • Axil: Densely woolly and with white bristles to 10 mm (0.4 in) long.
  • Radial spine: 16 – 20, straight, smooth, stiff, white, 5 – 10 mm (0.2 – 0.4 in) long.
  • Central spine: 3 – 4, straight, purplish brown with lighter base, to 15 mm (0.6 in) long, lower one hooked and longer.
  • Flower: There are distincly two colour forms recorded, the first, as originally described is white, with pinkish midstrips at the tips of the outer petals, often narrow and quite widely separated; the second form is much more deeply coloured, with deep pink petals and maroon midstripe, stigma-lobes on both forms are yellowish olive-green. Size to 20 mm (0.8 in) long and 30 mm (1.2 in) in diameter.
  • Fruit: Red.
  • Seed: Black.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe): from Arpil to July.
  • Minimum temperature: -2° C.
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Angel de la Guarda and Ventana Islands, and the region of Bahia de Los Angeles on the Baja California Peninsula, Mexico. Altitude near sea level to 300 m.
  • Comments: In culture, mineral substrate. Requires an open soil with excellent drainage. Clustering if the plant can be kept alive long enough. Like many Baja California species, difficult in cultivation, but a careful hand with watering will help.
  • Bibliography: <br>John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 38.
    <br>Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 406.
  • Synonymes: <br>M. dioica ssp angelensis


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