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Mammillaria rhodantha ssp fera-rubra

  • First description by Schmoll ex Craig, Mamm Handbook 309 (1945)

  • Body: Plants solitary. Stems globose to short cylindrical, to 10 cm high, 9 cm in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: Without latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement: 13 – 21
  • Tubercule: Obtuse conical to cylindrical.
  • Axil: With short wool.
  • Radial spine: 15 – 18, 3 – 7 mm long, upper shorter, slender, smooth, straight, white.
  • Central spine: 6, occasionally 7, 12 mm long, straight to slightly curved, orange brown, base yellowish tan, 7th when present is mid center and porrect.
  • Flower: Deep purplish pink, to 20 mm (0.8 in) long and 16 mm (0.6 in) in diameter.
  • Fruit: Cylindrical to club shaped, greenish to pale pinkish purple, 15 – 25 mm (0.6 – 1 in) long.
  • Seed: Orange brown.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature: -4? C.
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Queretaro, Muchoacan, Zacatecas, Jalisco, Mexico. Altitude 2.000 m.
  • Comments:
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 249.

    Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 440.
  • Synonymes: br>M. fera-rubra

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