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Mammillaria perbella

  • First description by Hildmann ex Schumann, Gesamtb. Kakt. 567 (1898)

  • Body: Plants solitary at first, later forming clusters by abundant dichotomous branching. Stems depressed globose, glaucous green, to 6 cm (2.4 in) in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: Without latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement: 13 – 21
  • Tubercule: Small, conical.
  • Axil: With white wool and bristles.
  • Radial spine: 14 – 18, bristle-like, white, the longest with black tips, 1.5 – 3 mm long.
  • Central spine: 1 – 2, usually2, sometimes absent,stout, reddish white, becoming whitish, 1 – 6 mm (to 0.2 on) long, upper one longest.
  • Flower: Camine to deep pink, to 10 mm (0.4 in) long and in diameter.
  • Fruit: Red, small.
  • Seed: Brown.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature: -4? C.
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Guanajuato, Hidalgo and Queretaro, Mexico. Altitude 1.700 – 2.300 m.
  • Comments: This species will form clumps of tightly packed heads by dichotomous division. Rather than forming a high rounded mound, the best forms are low and hug the soil much like M. formosa ssp microthele. Expect slow growth.
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 218.

    Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 436.
  • Synonymes:
    M. avila-camachoi

    M. infernillensis

    M. queretarica

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Mammillaria Perbella/Mammillaria perbella (syn. M. infernillensis) – ML 64 – Photo Michel Lacoste 1.jpg


Mammillaria Perbella/Mammillaria perbella (syn. M. infernillensis) – ML 64 – Photo Michel Lacoste 2.jpg


Mammillaria Perbella/Mammillaria perbella (syn. M. infernillensis) – ML 65 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


Mammillaria Perbella/Mammillaria perbella (syn. Mammillaria infernilensis) – Photo Dag Panco.jpg


Mammillaria Perbella/Mammillaria perbella – ML 68 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


Mammillaria Perbella/Mammillaria perbella – ML 87 – Photo Michel Lacoste 1.jpg


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Mammillaria Perbella/Mammillaria perbella in 13 cm pot – Photo Norman Dennis.jpg


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