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Mammillaria geminispina ssp geminispina

  • First description by Haworth, Phil. Mag. 63:42 (1824)

  • Body: Plants forming large clumps that appear white. Stems short cylindrical, light green, to 18 cm (7.1 in) high and 8 cm (3.1 in) in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: With latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement:
  • Tubercule: Rounded.
  • Axil: With white wool and 10 – 20 long white bristles.
  • Radial spine: 16 – 20, needle-like, chalky white, interlacing, 5 – 7 mm (0.2 – 0.3 in) long.
  • Central spine: 2, erect, straight to slightly curved, white with dark tips, to 40 mm (1.6 in) or more long.
  • Flower: Deep pink to carmine red, with darker midveins, to 20 mm (0.8 in) long and in diameter.
  • Fruit: Carmine red.
  • Seed: Brown.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature:
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Hidalgo, Queretaro and San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Altitude 1.000 – 1.850 m.
  • Comments: A variable species that can form very large clumps with time. No special treatment, but as much light as possible without burning the plant will encourage the heaviest spine formation.
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 107.

    Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 418.
  • Synonymes:
    M. geminispina var brevispina

    M. geminispina var nivea

    M. geminispina var nobilis

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Mammillaria Geminispina/Mammillaria geminispina ssp geminispina ( nobilis)- Photo – Marion LENNOZ.jpg


Mammillaria Geminispina/Mammillaria geminispina ssp geminispina (syn. M. geminispina var. nobilis) – Photo Francois.jpg


Mammillaria Geminispina/Mammillaria geminispina ssp geminispina – ML 158 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


Mammillaria Geminispina/Mammillaria geminispina ssp geminispina – ML 467- Photo Christophe Blanchy.jpg


Mammillaria Geminispina/Mammillaria geminispina ssp geminispina – ML 569 – Photo Michel Lacoste 1.jpg


Mammillaria Geminispina/Mammillaria geminispina ssp geminispina – ML 569 – Photo Michel Lacoste 2.jpg


Mammillaria Geminispina/Mammillaria geminispina ssp geminispina – Photo Christophe Blanchy.jpg


Mammillaria Geminispina/Mammillaria geminispina ssp geminispina – Photo Franck Martin – Collection du Jardin Exotique de Monaco 1.jpg


Mammillaria Geminispina/Mammillaria geminispina ssp geminispina – Photo Franck Martin – Collection du Jardin Exotique de Monaco 2.jpg


Mammillaria Geminispina/Mammillaria geminispina ssp geminispina – Photo Pieter Colpaert.jpg


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