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Mammillaria prolifera ssp arachnoidea

  • First description by Hunt, Cact. Succ. j. (GB) 40(1): 11 (1978)

  • Body: Plants commonly branching to form large clusters. Stems globose to cylindrical to club shaped, dark green, to 9 cm (3.5 in) high, 4 – 7 cm (2.4 – 2.8 in) in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: Without latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement: 5 – 8
  • Tubercule: Cylindrical to conical, soft.
  • Axil: Naked or with several long fine hairs.
  • Radial spine: 25 – 40, often intergrading with the centrals, straight or twisted, white to yellow to brown, bristle- to hairlike, 3 – 12 mm (0.5 in) long.
  • Central spine: Slender, fine, hardly distinguishable from the radials.
  • Flower: Cream or pinkish yellow, quite narrow funnelform
  • Fruit: Club shaped to cylindrical, red, to 20 mm (0.8 in) long.
  • Seed: Black.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature:
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Tamaulipas, Hidalgo, Mexico. Altitude 300 m.
  • Comments:
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 241.

    Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 439.
  • Synonymes:
    M. multiceps var humilis (?)

    M. prolifera var arachnoidea

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