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Mammillaria columbiana ssp columbiana

  • First description by Salm-Dyck, Cact. Hort. Dyck. 1849: 99 (1850)

  • Body: Plants usually solitary, rarely forming clumps, narrow columnar stem, 10 – 25 cm (3.9 – 9.8 in) high, 5 – 6 cm (2 – 2.4 in) in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: Without latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement:
  • Tubercule: Short conical.
  • Axil: Woolly.
  • Radial spine: 18 – 20, bristle-like, white, 4 – 6 mm (0.2 in) long.
  • Central spine: 3 – 7, golden yellow, needle-like, straight, 6 – 8 mm (0.2 – 0.3 in) long.
  • Flower: Small, deep pink, barely protruding from the wool.
  • Fruit: Club shaped, orange-red.
  • Seed: Brown.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature: -4? C.
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Jamaica, Colombia and Venezuela. Altitude 500 – 2.150 m.
  • Comments: Warmth throughout the year will increase the grower?s success. Subject to sunburn if exposed to direct sun for too long. Seems to tolerate moisture around the roots somewhat better than most species.
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 74.

    Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 412.
  • Synonymes:
    M. bogotensis

    M. columbiana var albescens

    M. columbiana var bogotensis

    M. hennisii

    M. soehlemanii

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