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Mammillaria decipiens ssp decipiens

  • First description by Scheidweiler, Bull. Acad. Sci. Brux. 5: 496 (1838)

  • Body: Plants forming dense clusters. Stems globose to club shaped, deep green, to 10 cm (3.9 in) high, 4 – 7 cm (1.6 – 2.8 in) in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: Without latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement:
  • Tubercule: Tubercules somewhat soft, cylindrical to obtuse.
  • Axil: With sparse wool and a few bristles.
  • Radial spine: 5 – 11, white, sometimes brown tipped, needle-like, sometimes bristle-like, 7 – 15 mm (0.3 – 0.6 in) long or as long as 30 mm (1.2 in).
  • Central spine: 1 – 2, sometimes absent, slender, needle-like, straight, brown, 18 – 27 mm (0.7 – 1.1 in) long.
  • Flower: Broadly funnelform, white, delicately scented, 15 – 18 mm (0.6 – 0.7 in) long.
  • Fruit: Cylindrical, green with reddish tint.
  • Seed: Light brown.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature: -4? C.
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: San Luis Potosi, Guanajuato and Queretaro, Mexico. Altitude 1.550 to 2.150 m.
  • Comments: Easy to grow, and fairly fast to form clumps. Does better than most species in lower levels of light, but still prefers bright light or morning sun.
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 82.

    Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 414.
  • Synonymes:
    Dolichothele decipiens

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