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Mammillaria carnea

  • First description by Zuccarini ex Pfeiffer, Enum. Cact. 19 (1837)

  • Body: Plants solitary at first but clustering with age. Stems globose to cylindrical to 20 cm (7.9 in) high, 8 – 12 cm (3.1 – 4.7 in) in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: With latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement:
  • Tubercule: Tubercules firm, pyramidal, distinctly angled.
  • Axil: Usually woolly.
  • Radial spine: Absent or only bristles.
  • Central spine: Usually 4, rigid, straight to arching, pinkish brown with black tips, 8 – 20 mm (0.3 – 0.8 in) long, uppermost ones longest. Spines reaching nearly 10 cm are not unusual.
  • Flower: Funnelform, pale pink or pale rose, 15 – 20 mm (0.6 – 0.8 in) long, 12 – 15 mm (0.5 – 0.6 in) in diameter.
  • Fruit: Red.
  • Seed: Brown.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature: -4° C.
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Guerrero, Puebla and Oaxacana, Mexico. Altitude 500 – 2.000 m.
  • Comments: A clumping species that takes a long time to grow to good size. No special requirements for successful cultivation, as it is generally an undemanding species.
  • Bibliography: <br>John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 68.
    <br>Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 411.
  • Synonymes: <br>M. carnea var robustispina

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