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Mammillaria fraileana

  • First description by Britton & Rose 1923, Neomammillaria fraileana.

  • Body: makes small clusters of cylindrics stems of 15 cm long for 3 cm wide. Body often reddish if grown in full light.
  • Roots: fibrous.
  • Sap: without latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement:
  • Tubercule:
  • Axil:
  • Radial spine: 11 to 12, 8 to 10 mm long, thin and white.
  • Central spine: 3 to 4, 10 mm long colour dark brown, with one central spine hooked.
  • Flower: White-Pink with deeper midstripe, 25 mm Long and wide, stigma bright carmine-pink.
  • Fruit: Red.
  • Seed: Black.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe): May – June – July – August – September
  • Minimum temperature: -2? C.
  • Habitat Substrate: Non calcerous rocks.
  • Geographic Distribution: Reported from MEXICO in BAJA CALIFORNIA State on the Coast of Gulf of California, near La Paz, Cabo san Lucas, Todos santos…
  • Comments: In culture, mineral substrate.
    Can be sensitive to frost. Requires bright light to reach its full potential. Careful watering and an open potting soil are a must. Pilbeam suggests that this species does better with no limestone in the soil.
  • Bibliography:
    Britton & Rose (1923) – the Cactaceae Vol 4 – page 157
    Mitteilungsblatt des Arbeitskreises f?r Mammillarienfreunde (1992)
    Hunt (1997) – Mammillaria Poscript n?6 – page 5
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File – Page 105
  • Synonymes:
    M. albicans ssp fraileana

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Mammillaria Fraileana/Mammillaria fraileana – Photo Paolo.jpg


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Mammillaria Fraileana/Mammillaria fraileana – Photo Franck Martin.jpg


Mammillaria Fraileana/Mammillaria fraileana with flowers and fruit – Photo Norman Dennis.jpg


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