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Mammillaria albicoma

  • First description by Boedeker, Monatsschr. Deutsche Kakt.-Ges. 1:241 (1929)

  • Body: Plants branching basally, often forming flat mounds with spines obscuring the stems. Stems flattened globose to short cylindrical, to 5 cm (2 in) high, 3 – 5 cm (1.2 – 2 in) in diameter.
  • Roots: fleshy branching
  • Sap: without latex
  • Tubercule arrangement:
  • Tubercule: Tubercules conical to cylindrical, bright green, truncate apically, without latex.
  • Axil: with felt and bristels.
  • Radial spine: 30 – 40, hairlike, fine, white, 8 – 10 mm (0.3 – 0.4 in) long, radiating and overlapping to completely hide the plant body.
  • Central spine: 3 – 4, sometimes absent, straight, white with reddish brown or yellowish brown tips, 4 – 5 mm long, thicker than the radials, just discernable among the dense radials
  • Flower: wide funnelform, pale greenish yellow to cream, 10 – 15 mm (0.4 – 0.6 in) long and in diameter.
  • Fruit: red, small.
  • Seed: black.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe): from May until September
  • Minimum temperature: -2°C
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Tamaulipas, Mexico. Altitude 1.400 to 1.700 mtr.
  • Comments: In culture, organic substrate. As with all species with long hair-like spines, having water remain for long periods of time in the spines can be a problem. Watering from the side is best. It is a slow grower, but with patience it will form small clumps.
  • Bibliography: John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – Page 31
  • Synonymes:

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Mammillaria Albicoma/Mammillaria albicoma – ML 133 – Photo Michel Lacoste .jpg


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Mammillaria Albicoma/Mammillaria albicoma – Photo Norman Dennis.jpg


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Mammillaria Albicoma/Mammillaria albicoma sans aiguillon central DH_523-98 – Photo Aymeric de Barmon.jpg


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