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Mammillaria armillata

  • First description by K. Brandegee, Zoe 5: 7 (1900)

  • Body: Plants solitary at first, later clustering. Stems slender cylindrical, to 30 cm (12 in) high, 4 – 5 cm (1.6 – 2 in) in diameter.
  • Roots: fibrous.
  • Sap: without latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement:
  • Tubercule: Tubercules blue-green, conical to cylindrical, firm, without latex.
  • Axil: With wool and bristles.
  • Radial spine: 9 – 15 mm, interwoven, whitish, thin and bristle-like straight, 7 – 12 mm (0.3 – 0.5 in) long.
  • Central spine: 1 – 4, stout, yellowish gray, becoming darker with age, 10 – 20 mm (0.4 – 0.8 in) long, one strongly hooked.
  • Flower: Funnelform, pinkish creamy yellow, to 20 mm (0.8 in) long and in diameter.
  • Fruit: Club shaped, red.
  • Seed: Black.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe): from April to July.
  • Minimum temperature: +2° C.
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Wide spread in the cape area of Baja California, Mexico. Also reported from Isla Cerralvo. Altitude near sea level to 200 m.
  • Comments: In cultivation it presents the usual problems of this Series, needing extra gritty compost (mineral), care not to pot in a larger container than needed for the sparse roots, and never receiving more water than can be absorbed within a few days. Full light is needed for best spine development and for maximum flower production.
  • Bibliography: <br>John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 40.
    <br>Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 406.
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