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Mammillaria elongata ssp elongata

  • First description by De Candolle, Rev. Fam. Cact. in M?m. Mus. Hist. Nat. Paris 17: 109 (1828)

  • Body: Plants forming clusters of many stemmed plants. Stems elongated cylindrical, finger-like, 1 – 3 cm (0.4 – 1.2 in) in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap:
  • Tubercule arrangement:
  • Tubercule: Tubercules slender conical.
  • Axil: Naked or nearly so.
  • Radial spine: 14 – 25, variable in number, white to golden yellow to brown, the degree of brown colouring varying from plant to plant, slender, needle-like, 4 – 9 mm (to 0.4 in) long.
  • Central spine: Usually absent, sometimes 2, yellow to brownish, with dark tips, 10 – 15 mm (0.4 – 0.6 in) long.
  • Flower: Pale yellow to pinkish, sometimes flushed pink or with pink midstripes, to 10 mm (0.4 in) long and in diameter.
  • Fruit: Pink, becoming red.
  • Seed: Brown.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature: -4? C.
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Hidalgo, Guanajuato, and Queretaro, Mexico. Altitude 1.350 to 2.400 m.
  • Comments: This may be the most common Mammillaria to be found. It will form quite large clumps with hundreds of offsets if given time and grown properly. Light requirements include some protection from direct sunlight, but high levels of light will encourage tight growth and flowering. This is among the easiest Mammillaria to grow, and comes in many color and spine variations. It is average in its ability to tolerate low temperatures.
    Popular species, but many forms are hybrids, especially with Microhelia. Care should be taken to ensure that your plant is a true elongata. Elongata occurs in more variations than any other Mammillaria species. With time forms large clumps of recumbent stems.
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 94.

    Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 416.
  • Synonymes:
    M. elongata var anguinea

    M. elongata var densa

    M. elongata var echinata

    M. elongata var intertexta

    M. elongata var rufrocrocea

    M. elongata var stella-aura

    M. elongata var straminea

    M. elongata var subcrocea

    M. elongata var tenuis

    M. elongata var viperina

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