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Mammillaria saboae ssp saboae

  • First description by Glass, Cact. Suc. Mex. 11: 55 (1966)

  • Body: Plants solitary or forming clumps. Stems ovoid, green, 1 – 4 cm (0.4 – 1.6 in) high, 1 – 2 cm (0.4 – 0.8 in) in diametre.
  • Roots: Fleshy branching.
  • Sap: without latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement:
  • Tubercule: Small, rounded.
  • Axil: naked.
  • Radial spine: 17 – 45, slender, glassy white, yellow basally, slightly curved, to 2 mm long.
  • Central spine: absent, rarely one, straight to 2 mm long.
  • Flower: Funnelform, pink, to 65 mm (2.6 in) long and in diameter.
  • Fruit: Sunken in the stem.
  • Seed: Black.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe): March.
  • Minimum temperature:
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Chihuahua and Sonora, Mexico. Altitude 2.100 to 2.200 mtr.
  • Comments: Very sensitive to red spider mite.
    Preventive treatment necessary.
    Damageable by excessive sunlight.
    In culture, mineral substrate.
    This miniature will form mats of small soft bodied stems. A shallow pot is best, filled with a very open potting mix. Overhead watering is helpful in controlling mites. Initially this species appears easy in cultivation, but the grower should not be surprised if clumps suddenly dry up, especially in the winter season.
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 254.

    Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 441.
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