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Mammillaria karwinskiana ssp karwinskiana

  • First description by Martius, Nov. Act. Nat. Cur. 16(1): 335 (1832)

  • Body: Plants solitary, sometimes branching dichotomously or basally. Stems globose to short cylindrical, blue-green to dark green, 7 – 10 cm (2.8 – 3.9 in) high and in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: With latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement:
  • Tubercule: Tubercules firm, pyramidal.
  • Axil: Bristly.
  • Radial spine: Usually 6, awl-like, straight to slightly curved, reddish, becoming chalky white with age, 4 – 30 mm (1.2 in) long, upper and lower ones longest.
  • Central spine: Absent
  • Flower: Funnelform, white with purplish midveins, to 25 mm (1 in) long and 15 mm (1.6 in) in diameter.
  • Fruit: Bright red.
  • Seed: Brown.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature: -4? C.
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Oaxaca, Morelos, Michoacan, Puebla, Mexico. Altitude 1.200 – 2.100 m.
  • Comments: This species is commonly found in nurseries and even garden shops. It is easily grown, and over time will produce large clumps. It grows by dichotomously dividing and also by producing offsets. It is average in cold tolerance among Mammillarias, and can survive short exposures to freezing temperatures if properly hardened off and kept dry.
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 152.

    Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 425.
  • Synonymes:
    M. confusa

    M. conzattii

    M. ebenacantha

    M. jozef-bergeri

    M. multiseta

    M. neomystax

    M. praelii

    M. strobilina

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Mammillaria Karwinskiana/Mammillaria karwinskiana ssp karwinskiana (Origine Hans Boon) – Photo Francois.jpg


Mammillaria Karwinskiana/Mammillaria karwinskiana ssp karwinskiana (syn. M. confusa) – ML 384 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


Mammillaria Karwinskiana/Mammillaria karwinskiana ssp karwinskiana (syn. M. multiseta) – Photo Hugo De Cock.jpg


Mammillaria Karwinskiana/Mammillaria karwinskiana ssp karwinskiana (syn. M.multiseta) – ML201 – ML-00 – Photo Aymeric de Barmon.jpg


Mammillaria Karwinskiana/Mammillaria karwinskiana ssp karwinskiana – ML 352 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


Mammillaria Karwinskiana/Mammillaria karwinskiana ssp karwinskiana – Photo Christophe Blanchy.jpg


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