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Mammillaria candida

  • First description by Scheidweiler, Bull Acad. Sci. Brux. 5:496 (1838)

  • Body: Plants solitary or clustering. Stems depressed globose to elongated, blue-green, to 30 cm (12 in) high, 6 – 14 cm (2.4 – 2.5 in) in diameter, covered by dense white spines.
  • Roots:
  • Sap:
  • Tubercule arrangement:
  • Tubercule: Broadly cylindrical, obtuse, not grooved.
  • Axil: With 4 to 7 white bristles.
  • Radial spine: As many as 120, white, spreading, to 15 mm (0.6 in) long.
  • Central spine: 8 – 12, white with pinkish tips, to 10 mm (0.4 in) long.
  • Flower: Rose pink or white with greenish red midveins, 2 – 3 cm (0.8 – 1.2 in) in diameter; pericarpels and floral tubes naked.
  • Fruit: Ovoid, red to pink to whitish, juicy, indehiscent, 7 – 14 mm (0.3 – 0.6 in) long.
  • Seed: Black, with flat or domed testa, not pitted, 1 mm in diameter.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature:
  • Habitat Substrate: Well drained, rocky crevices.
  • Geographic Distribution: Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi and Tamaulipas, Mexico. Altitude 500 to 2.500 m.
  • Comments: In culture, open, free draining substrate. Limestone added to the potting soil is beneficial; watering should be done with care to avoid rotting. To encourage the development of the heavy white spination, light levels should be high.
  • Bibliography: <br>John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 62.
    <br>Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 451.
  • Synonymes: <br>M. candida var caespitosa
    <br>M. candida var estanzuelensis
    <br>M. candida ssp ortizrubiona
    <br>M. candida var rosea
    <br>M. estanzuelensis
    <br><a href="http://www.mammillarias.net/gallery/syn_specie.php?searchstring=ortizrubiona&lg=uk">M. ortizrubiona</a>
    <br>Mammilloydia candida

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