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Mammillaria backebergiana ssp backebergiana

  • First description by Buchenau 1966

  • Body: Plants usually solitary, cylindrical, to 30 cm (12 in) high, 5 – 6 cm (2 – 2.4 in) in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: with latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement:
  • Tubercule: Short pyramidal, not angled.
  • Axil: naked or with a few bristles.
  • Radial spine: 10 – 12, yellowish white with brown tips, becoming darker with age.
  • Central spine: 1 – 3, straight, needle-like, yellowish brown to brown, 7 – 8 mm (0.3 in) long.
  • Flower: Freely produced in several rings. Purplish red, 18 – 20 mm (0.7 – 0.8 in) long, 10 – 13 mm (0.4 – 0.5 in), in diameter. Stigmas green.
  • Fruit: dull green above, whitish below, tinting purplish red in maturity.
  • Seed: brown.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature: -2° C
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Guerrero, Michoacan and Mexico, Mexico. Altitude 1.400 – 1.600 m.
  • Comments: Probably the greatest problem with growing this species is that it will become a tall column with age, and tend to lean or tip over its pot. Easily flowered, backegeriana doesn?t present any special challenges.
  • Bibliography: <br>John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 42.
    <br>Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 406.
  • Synonymes:

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