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Mammillaria eriacantha

  • First description by Link & Otto ex Pfeiffer, enum. Cact. 32 (1837); & Beschr. u. Synon, 30 (1837).

  • Body: Plants solitary, rarely clustering. Stems narrow cylindrical, 30 – 50 cm (12 – 20 in) high, to 5 cm (2 in) in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: Without latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement:
  • Tubercule: Conical.
  • Axil: Naked or slightly woolly in the nonflowering area, densely woolly in the flowering zone.
  • Radial spine: 20 – 24, bristle-like or finely needle-like, pale golden yellow, minutely pubescent, 4 – 5 mm (0.2 in) long.
  • Central spine: 2, golden yellow, slightly pubescent, more or less equal, 8 – 10 mm ( 0.3 – 0.4 in) long.
  • Flower: Small, greenish yellow, barely rising above the spines.
  • Fruit: Reddish purple.
  • Seed: Brown.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature: +5? C.
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Veracruz, Mexico. Altitude 250 – 850 m.
  • Comments: Easy species to grow, but considered frost tender by some. Slow growth rate, but will form clusters of green stems. Flowers are unusually small and greenish yellow in color, so hand pollinators must be careful to look for flowers opening.
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 96.

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

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