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Mammillaria gigantea

  • First description by Hildmann ex Schumann, Gesamtb. Kakt. 578 (1898)

  • Body: Plants solitary. Stems depressed globose, blue-green, 9 – 10 cm (3.5 – 3.9 in) high, 15 – 17 cm (5.9 – 6.7 in) in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: With latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement:
  • Tubercule: Blunt pyramidal, four-angled.
  • Axil: Woolly.
  • Radial spine: As many as 12, needle-like, white, to 3 mm long.
  • Central spine: 4 – 6, robust, dark yellow, becoming brownish with age, to 20 mm (0.8 in) long, lowermost one longest.
  • Flower: Yellowish green, to 15 mm (0.6 in) long and in diameter.
  • Fruit: Dull pink to greenish.
  • Seed: Brown.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature:
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Guanajuato, Durango, San Luis Potosi and Queretaro, Mexico. Altitude 1.750 – 2.400 m.
  • Comments:
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 109.

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

    M. hastifera

    M. ocotillensis

    M. saint-pieana (?)

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Mammillaria Gigantea/Mammillaria gigantea (syn. M. saint-pieana) – ML 324 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


Mammillaria Gigantea/Mammillaria gigantea (syn. Mammilaria hamilton-hoytea) – Photo Dag Panco Cette plante a ete semee en avril 1961.jpg


Mammillaria Gigantea/Mammillaria gigantea – ML 143 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


Mammillaria Gigantea/Mammillaria gigantea – ML 328 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


Mammillaria Gigantea/Mammillaria gigantea – ML 85 – Photo Michel Lacoste 2.jpg


Mammillaria Gigantea/Mammillaria gigantea – ML 85 – Photo Michel Lacoste 3.jpg


Mammillaria Gigantea/Mammillaria gigantea – ML 85 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


Mammillaria Gigantea/Mammillaria gigantea – ML 91 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


Mammillaria Gigantea/Mammillaria gigantea – Photo Giuseppe Ruini.jpg


Mammillaria Gigantea/Mammillaria gigantea – Photo Josef Matousek.jpg


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