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Mammillaria canelensis

  • First description by Craig, Mamm. Handb. 307, fig 279 (1945)

  • Body: Plants solitary, eventually producing several stems. Stems globose, to 5 cm (2 in) or more high and 11 cm (4.3 in) in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: With latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement:
  • Tubercule: Tubercules conical.
  • Axil: With dense long wool and bristles.
  • Radial spine: 8 – 25, fine, needle like, white, 5 – 15 mm (0.2 – 0.6 in) long.
  • Central spine: 2 – 4, occassionally as many as 10, needle-like, stiff, sometimes straight, but usually curving, orangish yellow to reddish brown, to 30 mm (1.2 in) long.
  • Flower: Yellow or pink, to 15 mm (0.6 in) long and in diameter.
  • Fruit: Purplish red
  • Seed: Brown.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature:
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Chihuahua, Mexico. Altitude 1.700 – 2.000 m.
  • Comments: This is an easy species. Care should be taken to retain the heavy wool that forms in the axils. Normally a tough species that can be accustomed to full sunlight if care is given to slowly increase light levels.
  • Bibliography: <br>John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 64.
    <br>Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 410.
  • Synonymes: <br>M.auricantha
    <br>M. auritricha
    <br>M. bellacantha
    <br>M. floresii
    <br>M. laneusumma / lanisumma
    <br>M. mayensis
    <br>M. montensis

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