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Mammillaria bombycina

  • First description by Quehl, Monatsschr. Kakteenk. 20: 149 with fig. (1910)

  • Body: Plants often forming clumps to 80 cm (31 in) wide. Stems depressed globose to club shaped, bright green, 7 – 14 cm (2.8 – 5.5 in) high, 5 – 6 cm (2 – 2.4 in) in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: Occasionally latex in tubercules.
  • Tubercule arrangement:
  • Tubercule: Tubercules conical to cylindrical, firm.
  • Axil: With dense wool and bristles.
  • Radial spine: 30 – 64, stiff, thin, needle-like, glassy white, to yellowish white to 8 mm (0.3 in) long.
  • Central spine: 3 – 8, yellow with dark tips, or reddish brown, lowermost one hooked and to 20 mm (0.8 in) long, others straight and to 11 mm (0.4 in) long.
  • Flower: Funnelform, pink to white, to 15 mm (0.6 in) long and in diameter.
  • Fruit: Pale pinkish green.
  • Seed: Dark reddish brown, with partially lateral hilum.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
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  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Aguascalientes and Jalisco, Mexico. Altitude 2.340 to 2.500 m.
  • Comments: One of the most popular and readily available Mammillaria, this species will produce large clumps. One of the easier species to grow, it is an easy bloomer.
  • Bibliography: <br>John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 55.
    <br>Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 409.
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