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Mammillaria albicans

  • First description by Kakteen (Berger) 308 (1929)
    Basionym : (Briton & Rose , Neomammillaria albicans -The Cactaceae 4: 138 (fig. 152)1923)

  • Body: Plants branching basally to form clusters with spines nearly obscuring the stem. Stems columnar, pale green, to 20 cm (7.9 in) high and 6 cm (2.4 in) in diameter.
  • Roots: fleshy root system but sparse branches
  • Sap: no latex
  • Tubercule arrangement:
  • Tubercule: Tubercules broadly conical, without latex.
  • Axil: wooly, dense wool in the flowering zone and a few bristels, white with dark brown tips.
  • Radial spine: 14 – 21, white, 5 – 8 mm (0.2 – 0.3 in) long.
  • Central spine: 4 – 8, straight or sometimes one hooked, white with brown tips, 8 – 10 mm (0.3 – 0.4 in) long.
  • Flower: broad with funnelform, white to pale pink, with pinkish midveins, to 20 mm (0.8 in) in diameter.
  • Fruit: Club shaped, orange to red, 10 – 18 mm (0.4 – 0.7 in) long.
  • Seed: Nearly round, black.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe): July, August.
  • Minimum temperature: -1°C
  • Habitat Substrate: limestone
  • Geographic Distribution: Baja California Peninsula and various islands, Mexico. Altitude 10 ? 200 m.
  • Comments: In culture, mineral substrate. Needs a high grit content. Not an especially easy species to grow. Should be carefully watered, especially in light of its small root system. Strong light is required for flowering.
  • Bibliography: -Mammillaria Postscript 6 -S.5 – 1997 -David R. Hunt
    -Mitteilungsblatt des Arbeitskreises fur Mammillarienfreunde-16(5)-184.1992-J. Luthy
  • Synonymes: M. albicans fa dolorensis
    M. albicans fa slevinii
    M. slevinii

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