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Mammillaria carretii

  • First description by Rebut ex K. Schumann, Gesamtb. Kakt. 542 (1898)

  • Body: Plants solitary. Stems depressed globose to short cylindrical, 5 – 6 cm (2 – 2.4 in) in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: Without latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement:
  • Tubercule: Slightly cylindrical, 7 – 9 mm long, soft.
  • Axil: Woolly at first, later naked, with one to four bristles.
  • Radial spine: 12 – 14, needle-like, slightly curved, yellowish, to 13 mm (0.5 in) long, finely pubescent.
  • Central spine: 1, awl-like, hooked, brownish, 14 – 18 mm (0.6 – 0.7 in) long, finely pubescent, chestnut brown.
  • Flower: Long funnelform, creamy white with rose-coloured midveins, to 25 mm (1 in) long and 15 mm (0.6 in) in diameter. Stigmas greenish.
  • Fruit: Slender, green.
  • Seed: Brown.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature:
  • Habitat Substrate: Shaley, barren slopes.
  • Geographic Distribution: Coahuila and Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Altitude 700 to 1.400 m.
  • Comments: Not particularly easy; losing roots and subsequently a loss of plant mass are problems that can be partially corrected with consistent conservative watering. Benefits from warmth in winter.
  • Bibliography: <br>John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 69.
    <br>Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 411.
  • Synonymes: <br>M. saffordii

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