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Mammillaria lasiacantha ssp lasiacantha

  • First description by Engelmann, Proc. Amer. Acad. 3: 261 (1856)

  • Body: Plants usually solitary, occasionally clustering. Stems small, globose to ovoid, occasionally short cylindrical, about 4 – 5 cm in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: Without latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement:
  • Tubercule:
  • Axil: Naked.
  • Radial spine: 40 – 80, lying close to the body, chalky white, 3 – 5 mm long, pubescent or more commonly smooth.
  • Central spine: Absent.
  • Flower: White with red midstripe. Actually, they are variable in colour, from white, through pale pink, to purplish pink, to quite olive-greenish-brown. Size varying from 5 mm to about 2 cm in different plants.
  • Fruit: Scarlet.
  • Seed: Black.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature:
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Texas, New Mexico and Arizona, USA; Coahuila, Sonora and Zacatecas, Mexico. Altitude 700 – 1.900 m.
  • Comments: A difficult species that requires limestone in a fast draining soil to encourage proper spine formation. Maximum light (but not direct sunlight) is required to induce flowering. Light levels should be high throughout the year. Slow growing, this species is normally solitary, and will form a column with time.
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 158.

    Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 426.
  • Synonymes:
    M. denudata

    M. lasiacantha var denudata

    M. lasiacantha var minor

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