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Mammillaria rhodantha ssp aureiceps

  • First description by Lemaire, Cact. Aliq. Nov. 8 (1838)

  • Body: Plants usually solitary, occasionally branching dichotomously. Stems thick columnar, to 40 cm or more high.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: Without latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement:
  • Tubercule: Obtuse conical to cylindrical.
  • Axil: Woolly at first and with a few bristles.
  • Radial spine: 25, long, thin, golden yellow, 6 – 7 mm long.
  • Central spine: 6 – 7, darker golden yellow than the radials, nearly 2 cm long.
  • Flower: Purplish red, to 20 mm (0.8 in) long and in diameter, stigmas usually purple.
  • Fruit: Cylindrical to club shaped, dull purplish red, often paler and whitish or greenish at the base, 15 – 25 mm (0.6 – 1 in) long.
  • Seed: Brown.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature: -4? C.
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Queretaro, Mexico, Guanajuato, Mexico.
  • Comments:
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 249.

    Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 440.
  • Synonymes:
    M. aureiceps

    M. rhodantha var aureiceps

    M. rhodantha var sulphurea

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