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Mammillaria polyedra

  • First description by Martius, Nov. Act. Nat. Cur. 16(1): 326 t.18 (1832)

  • Body: Plants solitary at first, later forming clumps. Stems globose to short cylindrical, deep green, to 30 cm (12 in) high, 10 – 12 cm (3.9 – 4.7 in) in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: With latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement: 13 – 21
  • Tubercule: Pyramidal, six- or seven-sided.
  • Axil: With wool and bristles.
  • Radial spine: 4 – 6, straight, brownish yellow with purple tips, 6 – 25 mm (0.2 – 1 in) long, upper ones longest and strongest.
  • Central spine: Absent.
  • Flower: Pink, to 25 mm (1 in) long.
  • Fruit: Wide club shaped, red.
  • Seed: Brown.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
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  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Oaxaca, Mexico. Altitude 1.400 – 1.650 m.
  • Comments:
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 231.

    Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 438.
  • Synonymes:

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