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Mammillaria crucigera var grandinosa

  • First description by Linzen, Rogozinski et F.Wolf, Mitteillungsblatt des AfM 21(4): 207 ? 209 1997.

  • Body: Solitary at first, later clumping, globose to short-cylindrical, somewhat sunken apically, 15 ? 50 mm in diameter and to 100 mm high.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: With latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement:
  • Tubercule: Conical.
  • Axil: With white wool.
  • Radial spine: 18 ? 31, needle-like, comb-shaped, horizontal radiating, 1,5 ? 2,5 mm long, glassy white to white with brownish base.
  • Central spine: Mostly absent, sometimes 2, rudimentary, needle-like, 2 ? 6 mm long, brown to dark brown.
  • Flower: Short funnelform, carmine to pink, 9 ? 10 mm in diameter and 10 ? 12 mm long.
  • Fruit: Stick-shaped, red, 8 ? 12 mm long and 2 ? 3 mm wide.
  • Seed: Club-shaped, pale brown, 0,9 mm long and 0,6 mm wide.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature: 5 ? 10? C.
  • Habitat Substrate: A mixture of brick-dust, sand, loam and gravel.
  • Geographic Distribution:
  • Comments: Very slow growing species. Not easy flowering. this taxon has not yet been accepted as being a valid sub-species, for the moment, its standing is left in doubt.
  • Bibliography: Afm-LBS Lieferung 09/99 LINZEN
  • Synonymes:

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crucigera var grandinosa


Mammillaria Crucigera/Mammillaria crucigera ssp crucigera (syn M. crucigera var grandinosa) – FO223 – MG928-3-96 – Photo Aymeric de Barmon.jpg


Mammillaria Crucigera/Mammillaria crucigera ssp crucigera (syn. M. crucigera var grandinosa) – ML 41 – Photo Michel Lacoste 2.jpg


Mammillaria Crucigera/Mammillaria crucigera ssp crucigera (syn. M. crucigera var grandinosa) – ML 41 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


Maps Distribution/Mammillaria crucigera var grandinosa – distribution map.jpg