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Mammillaria densispina

  • First description by Coulter, Contr. US. Nat. Herb. 3: 96 (1894)

  • Body: Plants usually solitary. Stems globose to short cylindrical, dark green, to 12 cm (4.7 in) high and 6 cm (2.4 in) in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: Without latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement:
  • Tubercule: Tubercules firm to flabby, conical.
  • Axil: Woolly at first, later naked.
  • Radial spine: About 25, unequal, rigid, slender, needle-like, spreading, yellow, 8 – 10 mm (0.3 – 0.4 in) long.
  • Central spine: 6, straight, rigid, yellow, often with dark tips, 10 – 15 mm (0.4 – 0.6 in) long.
  • Flower: Funnelform, pale yellow, 15 – 20 mm (0.6 – 0.8 in) long and in diameter.
  • Fruit: Greenish pink.
  • Seed: Brown.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature: -2? C.
  • Habitat Substrate: Thick moss on outcrops of rocks and on steep slopes in the shade of oak woodland.
  • Geographic Distribution: San Luis Potosi, Guanajuato, Jalisco, Aguascalientes, Durango, Queretaro and Zacatecas, Mexico. Altitude 1.750 – 2.600 m.
  • Comments: Well-known, easy to grow, self-fertile species. Dense spination varying from all yellow spines to yellow radials and red-brown to dark brown central spines.
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 87.

    Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 414.
  • Synonymes:
    M. buxbaum(er)iana

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Mammillaria Densispina/Mammillaria densispina (syn M. buxbaumeriana) – ML142 – SS540-98 – Photo Aymeric de Barmon.jpg


Mammillaria Densispina/Mammillaria densispina (syn M. buxbaumeriana) – Photo Bert Hahnraths.jpg


Mammillaria Densispina/Mammillaria densispina (syn. M. buxbaumeriana) – ML 142 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


Mammillaria Densispina/Mammillaria densispina (syn. M. buxbaumeriana) – Photo Hugo De Cock.jpg


Mammillaria Densispina/Mammillaria densispina – ML 310 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


Mammillaria Densispina/Mammillaria densispina – ML 312 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


Mammillaria Densispina/Mammillaria densispina – ML 315 – Photo Michel Lacoste 2.jpg


Mammillaria Densispina/Mammillaria densispina – ML 315 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


Mammillaria Densispina/Mammillaria densispina – ML 581 – Photo Michel Lacoste 1.jpg


Mammillaria Densispina/Mammillaria densispina – ML 581 – Photo Michel Lacoste 2.jpg


Mammillaria Densispina/Mammillaria densispina – ML 581 – Photo Michel Lacoste 3.jpg


Mammillaria Densispina/Mammillaria densispina – ML 86 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


Mammillaria Densispina/Mammillaria densispina – Photo Josef Matousek.jpg


Mammillaria Densispina/Mammillaria densispina – Photo Willy.jpg


Maps Distribution/Mammillaria densispina (syn. M. buxbaumeriana) – distribution map.jpg


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