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Mammillaria lenta

  • First description by K. Brandegee, Zoe 5: 194 (1904)

  • Body: Plants branching basally to form flat-topped clusters. Stems globose to flattened globose, bright green to yellow green, 3 – 5 cm (1.2 – 2 in) in diameter, 1 – 2 cm (0.4 – 0.8 in) high.
  • Roots: Large, tuberous.
  • Sap: Without latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement: 13 – 21
  • Tubercule: Slender conical, somewhat firm.
  • Axil: With short, persistant wool and some bristles.
  • Radial spine: 30 – 40, dense, fine, white to slightly yellow, 3 – 7 cm (to 0.3 in) long.
  • Central spine: Absent.
  • Flower: White with pink or purplish midveins, to 20 mm (0.8 in) long and 25 mm (1 in) in diameter. Stigmas bright olive-green.
  • Fruit: Club shaped, red, to 10 mm (0.4 in) long.
  • Seed: Black.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
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  • Geographic Distribution: Coahuila, Mexico. Altitude 900 – 1.400 m.
  • Comments: A very slow grower that will produce quite large clumps with age. Some plants will begin to offset when just a few cm across, while others are more reluctant to produce offsets. Offsets may be produced low on the plant, or unusually high near the growing tip. Flowering may be reluctant unless the light levels are high.
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 164.
    Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus
    Family – page 426.
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