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Mammillaria vetula ssp gracilis

  • First description by Pfeiffer, Allg. Gartenz. 6: 275 (1838)

  • Body: Plants proliferous, the offsets very easily detached. Stems cylindrical, to 13 cm long, 1 – 3 cm in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap:
  • Tubercule arrangement: 5 – 8
  • Tubercule:
  • Axil: Naked.
  • Radial spine: 11 – 16, bristle-like, 3 – 8 mm long, chalky white.
  • Central spine: Absent, or up to 5 in maturity, to 10 – 12 mm long, stronger than the radials, white or dark brown.
  • Flower: Small, about 12 mm long and in diameter, pale yellow with pinkish or brownish midstripe.
  • Fruit: Small, red or pinkish white.
  • Seed: Black.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature: -8? C.
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Hidalgo, Queretaro, Mexico. Altitude 1.200 – 1.850 m.
  • Comments:
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 298.

    Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 448.
  • Synonymes:
    M. gracilis

    M. gracilis var pulchella

    M. fragilis

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Mammillaria Vetula/Mammillaria vetula ssp gracilis (Arizona Snowcap) – Photo Francois.jpg


Mammillaria Vetula/Mammillaria vetula ssp gracilis (Arizona Snowcap) – Photo Franck Martin.jpg


Mammillaria Vetula/Mammillaria vetula ssp gracilis (Arizona Snowcap) – Photo Seb.jpg


Mammillaria Vetula/Mammillaria vetula ssp gracilis (pulcella) – Photo Pieter Colpaert.jpg


Mammillaria Vetula/Mammillaria vetula ssp gracilis (syn. M. gracilis) – ML 162 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


Mammillaria Vetula/Mammillaria vetula ssp gracilis (syn. M. gracilis) – ML 47 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


Mammillaria Vetula/Mammillaria vetula ssp gracilis – Photo Norman Dennis .jpg


Mammillaria Vetula/Mammillaria vetula ssp gracilis – Photo Paolo.jpg


Mammillaria Vetula/Mammillaria vetula ssp gracilis – Photo Franck Martin.jpg


Mammillaria Vetula/Mammillaria vetula ssp gracilis – Photo Willy .jpg


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