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Mammillaria barbata

  • First description by Engelmann 1848

  • Body: Plants solitary or many-stemmed and forming dense clusters. Stems depressed globose to short cylindrical, 3 – 4 cm (1.2 – 1.6 in) in diameter.
  • Roots: Fairly poor root system.
  • Sap: without latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement:
  • Tubercule: Soft, globose to cylindrical.
  • Axil: naked.
  • Radial spine: 16 – 60, in more than one series, most hairlike, whitish to yellowish, sometimes with darker tips, 6 – 8 mm (0.2 – 0.3 in) long.
  • Central spine: 1 – 4, stiff, erect, brown to reddish-brown, to orange-brown, to 20 mm (0.8 in) long, 1 – 2 strongly hooked.
  • Flower: Pale pink to yellowish pink to orange to brownish to greenish, 15 – 30 mm (0.6 – 1.2 in) long and in diameter; outer perianth parts fringed.
  • Fruit: Oblong, green to purplish red to dark red, to 10 mm (0.4 in) in diameter.
  • Seed: Dark reddish brown.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature:
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Chihuahua and Durango, Mexico
    <br> Arizona and New Mexico, USA
    <br> Altitude 1.800 to 2.500 m.
  • Comments: This species is very sensitive and should be grown in a pot just big enough to accomodate the roots, in its correct potting mixture, containing important quantity of grit to assure free drainage. Overwatering should be avoided and exposure to strong light will favour spine development and flowering potential.
  • Bibliography: <br>John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 44. <br>Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 407.
  • Synonymes: <br>M. chavezei
    <br>M. garesii
    <br>M. morricalii
    <br>M. orestera
    <br>M. santa-clarensis
    <br><a href="http://www.mammillarias.net/gallery/syn_specie.php?searchstring=viridiflora&lg=uk">M. viridiflora</a>

    <br>M. wrightii var viridiflora

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Mammillaria Barbata/Mammillaria barbata (syn. M. orestera) – DH584-98 – Photo Aymeric de Barmon.jpg


Mammillaria Barbata/Mammillaria barbata (syn. M. viridiflora) – Photo Hugo De Cock.jpg


Mammillaria Barbata/Mammillaria barbata (syn. M. viridiflora) – SB905 – MG774-96 – Photo Aymeric de Barmon.jpg


Mammillaria Barbata/Mammillaria barbata – ML 622 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


Mammillaria Barbata/Mammillaria barbata – ML 622-1 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


Mammillaria Barbata/Mammillaria barbata – Photo Hugo De Cock 2.jpg


Maps Distribution/Mammillaria barbata (syn. M. viridiflora) – distribution map.jpg


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