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Mammillaria carmenae

  • First description by Castenada, A. Inst. Biol. Mex. 24(2): 233 (1953)

  • Body: Plants clustering. Stems globose to ovoid, 4 – 10 cm (1.6 – 3.9 in) high, 3 – 4 cm (1.2 – 1.6 in) in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: Without latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement:
  • Tubercule: Tubercules conical.
  • Axil: Woolly and bristly.
  • Radial spine: More than 100, white or pale yellow to 5 mm long.
  • Central spine: Absent.
  • Flower: White to pink to pale pink, with pink tinge, to 11 mm (0.4 in) long.
  • Fruit: Greenish.
  • Seed: Black.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature:
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Tamaulipas, Mexico. Altitude 850 to 1.900 m.
  • Comments: In spite of considerable hybridization between this species and M. lauii by specialized nurseries, NOT ALL pink flowering plants are necessarily hybrids ! A pink flowering species really does exist in the wild.
    <br>This is easily grown into clumps, but it does often have an irregular pattern of offsetting. Full light will maintain the colorful and tight spination as long as growth is not forced. Flowering often takes place in winter, or early spring.
  • Bibliography: <br>John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 66.
    <br>Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 410.
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Mammillaria Carmenae/Mammillaria carmenae – GK4112-97 – Photo Aymeric de Barmon.jpg


Mammillaria Carmenae/Mammillaria carmenae – ML 123 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


Mammillaria Carmenae/Mammillaria carmenae – Photo Christophe Blanchy.jpg


Mammillaria Carmenae/Mammillaria carmenae – Photo Josef Matousek.jpg


Mammillaria Carmenae/Mammillaria carmenae – Photo Norman Dennis.jpg


Mammillaria Carmenae/Mammillaria carmenae – Photo Josef Matousek.jpg


Mammillaria Carmenae/Mammillaria carmenae – Photo Willy.jpg


Mammillaria Carmenae/Mammillaria carmenae Castaneda Nunez – JE 14242 – Christophe Blanchy .jpg


Mammillaria Carmenae/Mammillaria carmenae aiguillons rouge – Photo Franck Martin.jpg


Mammillaria Carmenae/Mammillaria carmenae x laui – Photo Willy.jpg


Mammillaria Carmenae/Mammillaria carmenae x lauii – Photo Franck Martin.jpg


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Monstruosous And Cristate/Mammillaria carmenae f. cristata – Photo Pieter Colpaert.jpg


Monstruosous And Cristate/Mammillaria carmenae fma cristata – Photo Picaillon.jpg