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Mammillaria polythele ssp durispina

  • First description by Boedeker, Zeitschr. Sukk. 3: 342 (1928)

  • Body: Plants solitary. Stems subglobose or shortly columnar, blue green, seldom more than about 20 cm high, 5 – 6 cm (2 – 2.4 in) in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: With latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement: 8 – 13, but also 21 – 34
  • Tubercule: Prominent, globular conical.
  • Axil: Woolly at first, later naked.
  • Radial spine: 6 – 8 of varying lenths to 15 mm (0.6 in), pale to dark brown, sometimes reddish brown.
  • Central spine: Absent.
  • Flower: Carmine, to 15 mm long.
  • Fruit: Club shaped, red.
  • Seed: Dark brown.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature:
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Guanajuato and Queretaro, Mexico. Altitude 2.000 – 2350 m.
  • Comments:
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 233.

    Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 438.
  • Synonymes:
    M. durispina

    M. kelleriana

    M. subdurispina

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Mammillaria Polythele/Mammillaria polythele ssp durispina (syn. M. kelleriana) – ML 284 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


Mammillaria Polythele/Mammillaria polythele ssp durispina – Photo Norman Dennis.jpg


Mammillaria Polythele/Mammillaria polythele ssp durispina – REP 2012 – Photo Michael Enzendorfer.jpg


Mammillaria Polythele/Mammillaria polythele ssp durispina Guanajuato – MG629-63-96 -Photo Aymeric de Barmon.jpg


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