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Mammillaria fittkaui

  • First description by Glass & Foster, Cact. Succ. J. (US) 43(3): 116 (1971)

  • Body: Plants forming globular clumps. Stems cylindrical, bright green to dark green to gray-green, to 10 cm (3.9 in) high, 4 – 5 cm (1.6 – 2 in) in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: Without latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement:
  • Tubercule: Tubercules tapered cylindrical, rounded apically.
  • Axil: Some with bristles to 8 mm (0.3 in) long.
  • Radial spine: 6 – 8, smooth, straight, fine, needle-like, white, sometimes with dark tips, 5 – 7 mm (0.2 – 0.3 in) long.
  • Central spine: 3 – 4, dark brown, to 9 mm (0.4 in) long, lower one erect and strongly hooked, others like the radials.
  • Flower: White, to 15 mm (0.6 in) long and 20 mm (0.8 in) in diameter. Stigmas white.
  • Fruit: White to pink, with pinkish base, to 7 mm (0.3 in) long.
  • Seed: Brownish black.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature:
  • Habitat Substrate: Rocks.
  • Geographic Distribution: Jalisco and Guanajuato, Mexico. Altitude about 1.500 m.
  • Comments: Easy to grow, and will produce irregular mounds with time. Fairly fast in growth. Can sunburn easily, so care should be taken to slowly increase exposure to strong light. Does better at moderate to bright light level.
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 100.

    Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 417.
  • Synonymes:

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