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Mammillaria capensis

  • First description by Gates, Cact. Succ. J. (US) 4(11): 372 (1933)

  • Body: Plants forming small clumps. Stems cylindrical, olive green, to 25 cm (9.8 in) high, 3 – 5 cm (1.2 – 2 in) in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: Without latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement:
  • Tubercule:
  • Axil: With one to three short bristles.
  • Radial spine: 13, needle-like, reddish brown to black with whitish bases, 8 – 15 mm (0.3 – 0.6 in) long.
  • Central spine: 1, stiff, needle-like, reddish brown to black with whitish bases, 15 – 20 mm (0.6 – 0.8 in) long, usually hooked.
  • Flower: Funnelform, pink or white, to 20 mm (0.8 in) long and in diameter. Greenish yellow stigmas. Outer petals have a brownish stripe.
  • Fruit: Club shaped, red.
  • Seed: Black, pitted.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature:
  • Habitat Substrate: Flat, sandy areas near the Pacific Ocean coastline. Often growing at the bases of the trees.
  • Geographic Distribution: Baja California Sur, Mexico.
  • Comments:
  • Bibliography: <br>John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 65.
    <br>Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 410.
  • Synonymes: <br>M. capensis var pallida

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