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Mammillaria compressa ssp compressa

  • First description by De Candolle, Mem. Mus. Nat. Hist. Paris 17: 112 (1828)

  • Body: Plants solitary at first, later forming massive clumps to 1 m (3.3 ft) wide. Stems club shaped to cylindrical, bluish gray-green, to 20 cm (7.9 in) high, 5 – 10 cm (2 – 3.9 in) in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: With latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement:
  • Tubercule: Close set, firm, bluntly angled, keeled.
  • Axil: With wool and bristles.
  • Radial spine: 4 – 6, unequal, chalky white with brownish tips, 20 – 70 mm (0.8 – 2.8 in) long, some very short.
  • Central spine: Absent.
  • Flower: Bell shaped, purplish pink, 10 – 15 mm (0.4 – 0.6 in) long.
  • Fruit: Club shaped, red.
  • Seed: Brown.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
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  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Hidalgo, Queretaro, Mexico. Altitude 1.300 – 2.240 m.
  • Comments: Needs lots and lots of space to grow. A robust species that will form large clumps rather rapidly when compared to other Mammillaria species. To have the best appearance, it should be kept growing on in a regular fashion, with the usual rest in winter. No special requirements.
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 76.

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

    M. bernalensis

    M. esseriana

    M. tolimensis

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