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Mammillaria dixanthocentron

  • First description by Backeberg, Descr. Cact. Nov. 3: 8 (1963)

  • Body: Plants solitary. Stems globose to short cylindrical to 20 cm (7.9 in) high, 7 – 8 cm (2.8 – 3 in) in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: Without latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement:
  • Tubercule: Cylindrical.
  • Axil: With scant wool at first, later with curly wool.
  • Radial spine: 19 – 20, thin, white, 2 – 4 mm long.
  • Central spine: 2 – 4, yellow, becoming brownish or whitish, with dark tips, upper one to 5 mm long, lower 15 mm (0.6 in) long.
  • Flower: Small, light red to pale pinkish red.
  • Fruit: Yellow below, orange above.
  • Seed: Brown.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature: -2? C.
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Oaxaca and Puebla, Mexico. Altitude 500 – 2.000 m.
  • Comments: No special treatment is needed, but growth slows down with maturity, and watering and fertilizing should be reduced accordingly. Bright light will encourage the best growth of spines.
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 92.

    Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 415.
  • Synonymes:
    M. dixanthocentron var rubrispina

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Mammillaria Dixanthocentron/Mammillaria dixanthocentron (leptacantha)- Photo Norman Dennis.jpg


Mammillaria Dixanthocentron/Mammillaria dixanthocentron (rubispina) (Deherdt Belgium) – Photo Tom Twijnstra.jpg


Mammillaria Dixanthocentron/Mammillaria dixanthocentron (rubrispina) – ML 199 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


Mammillaria Dixanthocentron/Mammillaria dixanthocentron (syn M. celsiana) – L1054 – MG624-9-98 – Photo Aymeric de Barmon.jpg


Mammillaria Dixanthocentron/Mammillaria dixanthocentron – ML 175 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


Mammillaria Dixanthocentron/Mammillaria dixanthocentron – ML 190 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


Mammillaria Dixanthocentron/Mammillaria dixanthocentron – ML 197 – Photo Michel Lacoste 1.jpg


Mammillaria Dixanthocentron/Mammillaria dixanthocentron – ML 197 – Photo Michel Lacoste 2.jpg


Mammillaria Dixanthocentron/Mammillaria dixanthocentron – ML 200 – Photo Michel Lacoste 2.jpg


Mammillaria Dixanthocentron/Mammillaria dixanthocentron – ML 200 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


Mammillaria Dixanthocentron/Mammillaria dixanthocentron – ML 389 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


Mammillaria Dixanthocentron/Mammillaria dixanthocentron – ML 39 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


Mammillaria Dixanthocentron/Mammillaria dixanthocentron – ML 396 – Photo Michel Lacoste 1.jpg


Mammillaria Dixanthocentron/Mammillaria dixanthocentron – ML 396 – Photo Michel Lacoste 2.jpg


Mammillaria Dixanthocentron/Mammillaria dixanthocentron – ML 396 – Photo Michel Lacoste 3.jpg


Mammillaria Dixanthocentron/Mammillaria dixanthocentron – ML 40 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


Mammillaria Dixanthocentron/Mammillaria dixanthocentron – ML145 – ML-00 – Photo Aymeric de Barmon.jpg


Mammillaria Dixanthocentron/Mammillaria dixanthocentron – Origine Beugin – Photo Francois.jpg


Mammillaria Dixanthocentron/Mammillaria dixanthocentron – Photo Christophe Blanchy.jpg


Mammillaria Dixanthocentron/Mammillaria dixanthocentron – Photo Norman Dennis.jpg


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