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Mammillaria chionocephala

  • First description by J.A. Purpus, Monatsschr. Kakteenk. 16: 41 with fig. (1916)

  • Body: Plants usually solitary. Stems depressed globose to short cylindrical, light green, 15 – 20 cm (5.9 – 7.9 in) high, 9 – 10 cm (3..5 – 3.9 in) in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: With latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement:
  • Tubercule: Crowded, pyramidal..
  • Axil: With abundant white wool and bristles.
  • Radial spine: 22 – 24, bristle-like, white, to 8 mm (0.3 in) long.
  • Central spine: 2 – 4, rarely as many as 6, white with darker tips, to 6 mm (0.2 in) long.
  • Flower: White to pale rose pink, to 10 mm (0.4 in) long and in diameter.
  • Fruit: Carmine red.
  • Seed: Brown.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature: -4° C
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Coahuila, Nuevo Leon and Durango, Mexico. Altitude 1.800 to 2.400 m.
  • Comments: A slow grower that forms columns with alternating bands of heavy white wool with areas of less wool. A cool winter rest period seems to help with flowering.
  • Bibliography: <br>John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 71.
    <br>Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 411.
  • Synonymes: <br>M. caerulea
    <br>M. formosa ssp chionocephala
    <br>M. ritteriana

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chionocephala


Mammillaria Chionocephala/Mammillaria chionocephala (syn. M. ritteriana) – Photo – Tom Twijnstra.jpg


Mammillaria Chionocephala/Mammillaria chionocephala (syn. M. ritteriana) – SB1364 – MG870-4-92 – Photo Aymeric de Barmon.jpg


Mammillaria Chionocephala/Mammillaria chionocephala – Light pink flowers – Photo Norman Dennis.jpg


Mammillaria Chionocephala/Mammillaria chionocephala – ML 639 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


Mammillaria Chionocephala/Mammillaria chionocephala – ML533 – Photo Michel Lacoste 2.jpg


Mammillaria Chionocephala/Mammillaria chionocephala – ML533 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


Mammillaria Chionocephala/Mammillaria chionocephala – Photo Francesco Marzocca.jpg


Mammillaria Chionocephala/Mammillaria chionocephala – Photo Norman Dennis.jpg


Mammillaria Chionocephala/Mammillaria chionocephala syn ritteriana – Photo Josef Matousek.jpg


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