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Mammillaria melanocentra ssp linaresensis

  • First description by R & F Wolf, Kakt. and. Sukk. 41(11): 262-4 (1990)

  • Body: Plants solitary. Stems depressed globose, glaucous green, to 16 cm (6.3 in) high, 10 – 12 cm (3.9 – 4.7 in) in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: With latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement:
  • Tubercule: Firm, large, pyramidal, strongly four-angled, keeled.
  • Axil: Woolly at first, later naked.
  • Radial spine: 4 – 6, stout, unequal, white , 6 – 22 mm (0.2 – 0.9 in) long, lowermost longest.
  • Central spine: 1, stout, awl shaped, black, usually ascending, to 25 mm (1in) or more long.
  • Flower: Whitish, to 20 mm (0.8 in) long and in diameter.
  • Fruit: Club shaped, pink to scarlet, to 30 mm (1.2 in) long.
  • Seed: Brown.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature:
  • Habitat Substrate: Steep cliffs.
  • Geographic Distribution: Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
  • Comments:
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 189.

    Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 431.
  • Synonymes:
    M. linarensis

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