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Mammillaria insularis

  • First description by Gates, Cact. Succ. J. (US) 10(2): 25 (1938)

  • Body: Plants sometimes solitary but usually forming clusters. Stems flattened globose, blue-green, to 6 cm (2.4 in) high and 5 cm (2 in) in diameter.
  • Roots: Fleshy.
  • Sap: Without latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement:
  • Tubercule: Tubercules truncate conical.
  • Axil: Naked or slightly woolly.
  • Radial spine: 20 – 30, needle-like, white, to 5 mm long.
  • Central spine: 1, hooked, with black tip, to 10 mm (0.4 in) long.
  • Flower: Funnelform, light pink, 15 – 25 mm (0.6 – 1 in) long.
  • Fruit: Black.
  • Seed:
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe): June, Jully, August, September.
  • Minimum temperature:
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Baja California, Mexico.
  • Comments: Flowering from 3 cm diameter. Grow in a gritty potting mix, and disturb the fleshy roots as little as possible when repotting. Expect slow growth, and be careful to keep the soil on the dry side much of the time.
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 148.

    Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 424.
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