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Mammillaria longiflora ssp longiflora

  • First description by Britton & Rose, Cact. 4: 163 (1923)

  • Body: Plants usually solitary, occasionally clustering. Stems globose to short cylindrical, dark green, 8 – 9 cm (3.1 – 3.5 in) in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: Without latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement: 5 – 8
  • Tubercule: Cylindrical.
  • Axil: Naked.
  • Radial spine: About 30, pale yellow to white, 10 – 13 mm (0.4 – 0.5 in) long.
  • Central spine: 4, reddish brown to yellowish whie, one hooked and to 30 mm (1.2 in) long, others 10 – 13 mm (0.4 – 0.5 in) long.
  • Flower: Bell shaped to funnelform, pale to deep purplish pink to rose pink, 25 – 40 mm (1 – 1.6 in) long, 20 – 30 mm (0.8 – 1.2 in) in diameter; ovary sunken in stem.
  • Fruit: Small, remaining sunken in the stem.
  • Seed: Black.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe): March, April.
  • Minimum temperature:
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Chihuahua and Durango, Mexico. Altitude 2.200 – 2.400 m.
  • Comments: A difficult and often short-lived species. Must have very well draining potting soil. Somewhat frost tolerant. Longiflora ssp Longiflora normally stays as a single short column, while Longiflora ssp Stampferi will form small clusters. Keep in a smaller pot than normal.
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 169.

    Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 427.
  • Synonymes:
    Krainzia longiflora

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