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Mammillaria estebanensis

  • First description by Lindsay, Cact. Succ. J. (US) 39(1): 31 (1967)

  • Body: Plants solitary or clustering, sometimes branching. Stems cylindrical, gray-green, rounded apically, to 50 cm (20 in)high, 6 – 10 cm (2.4 – 3.9 in) in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: Without latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement:
  • Tubercule: Firm, pyramidal.
  • Axil: With wool and 5 – 8 white bristles to 8 mm (0.3 in) long as the tubercules.
  • Radial spine: 15 – 22, needle-like, straight, brownish to golden white, to 10 mm (0.4 in) long.
  • Central spine: One, brown with darker tip, straight or hooked, 4 – 15 mm (to 0.6 in) long.
  • Flower: Funnelform or bell shaped, white, to 20 mm (0.8 in) long and 25 mm (1 in) in diameter. Stigma-lobes light green.
  • Fruit: Red, 15 – 20 mm long.
  • Seed: Black.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature:
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: San Esteban and San Lorenzo Islands, Baja California, Mexico.
  • Comments:
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 98.

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

    M. dioica ssp estebanensis

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