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Mammillaria coahuilensis ssp coahuilensis

  • First description by Boedeker, Zeitschr. Sukkulentenk. 2: 210 – 213 (1926) – as Porfiria.

  • Body: Plants solitary, strongly tuberculate basally. Stems flattened globose, blue-green, to 5 cm (2 in) high and in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: Without latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement:
  • Tubercule: Tubercules three-angled in cross section.
  • Axil: Sparsely woolly.
  • Radial spine: About 16, thin, bristle-like, slightly pubescent with darker tips, to 6 mm (0.2 in) long.
  • Central spine: 1, straight, needle-like, white, brown-tipped, to 6 mm (0.2 in) long.
  • Flower: Broad funnelform, white with pinkish midveins, up to 30 mm (0.8 – 1.2 in) in diameter.
  • Fruit: Club shaped, red.
  • Seed: Dark brown.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature:
  • Habitat Substrate: Cracks in the dry lake at the Laguna de Viesca.
  • Geographic Distribution: Coahuila, Mexico. Altitude 1.000 to 1.230 m.
  • Comments: Other than care with watering, which all thick rooted species require, and patience to match its slow growth, this species has few special demands. During the winter rest, the plant may pull near the surface of the potting mix.
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 72.

    Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 411.
  • Synonymes:
    M. heyderi ssp coahuilensis

    M. schwarzii

    Porfiria schwartzii

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