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Mammillaria lindsayi

  • First description by Craig, Cact. Succ. J. (US) 12: 182 (1940)

  • Body: Plants solitary at first, later forming clumps to 1 m (3.3 ft) wide. Stems globose, gray green, to 15 cm (5.9 in) high and in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: With latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement: 13 – 21
  • Tubercule: Conical to quadrangular, keeled.
  • Axil: with dense white wool and up to 8 white, twisted bristles.
  • Radial spine: 10 – 14, white with tan to golden yellow bases, 2 – 8 mm (to 0.3 in) long, upper ones shortest.
  • Central spine: 2 – 4, straight, golden brown to reddish, 4 – 12 mm (to 0.5 in) long, lowermost longest.
  • Flower: Light greenish yellow with orange-yellow midveins, 15 – 20 mm (0.6 – 0.8 in) long, to 10 mm (0.4 in) in diameter.
  • Fruit: Club shaped to cylindrical, scarlet, to 20 mm (0.8 in) long.
  • Seed: Brown.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature:
  • Habitat Substrate: In partial shade of canyon walls or slopes, in leafmould in cracks in the rocks.
  • Geographic Distribution: Chihuahua and Sinalao, Mexico. Altitude about 2.000 m.
  • Comments: This is one of the species that will form very large clumps with time, but patience is required as it is also a fairly slow grower. A normal cactus potting soil that drains rapidly coupled with careful watering and bright light should induce the yellow flowers to appear.
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 167.
    Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 427.
  • Synonymes:
    M. lindsay var cobrensis

    M. lindsay var rubriflora

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Mammillaria Lindsayi/Mammillaria lindsayi – Photo Hugo De Cock.jpg


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