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Mammillaria brandegeei ssp brandegeei

  • First description by (Coulter) K. Brandegee, Erythea 5: 116 (1897)

  • Body: Plants solitary or clustering. Stems depressed globose to short cylindrical, dark green, to 9 cm (3.5 in) in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: With latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement:
  • Tubercule: Tubercules firm, square basally, conical above.
  • Axil: Woolly.
  • Radial spine: 8 – 10, whitish to yellowish brown with dark tips, needle-like, stiff, straight, 7 – 10 mm (0.3 – 0.4 in) long.
  • Central spine: 2 – 4, reddish brown with darker tips, straight, stout, 10 – 12 mm (0.4 – 0.5 in) long.
  • Flower: Greenish yellow, brownish yellow, 15 – 20 mm (0.6 – 0.8 in) long.
  • Fruit: Slow ripening, dull pink.
  • Seed: Brown.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature: -2° C.
  • Habitat Substrate: Amongst rocks, but also among other vegetation, often at the base of larger plants.
  • Geographic Distribution: Baja California Peninsula, Mexico. Altitude at almost sea level to about 200 m.
  • Comments: Don?t expect this species to grow to great size. Patience is required to maintain the slow growth. This species is sensitive to cooler temperatures.
  • Bibliography: <br>John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 59.
    <br>Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 410.
  • Synonymes: <br>M. brandegeei var magdalenensis <i>nom. inval.</i>

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