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Mammillaria longimamma

  • First description by De Candolle (1828)

  • Body: globular, clustering very young, 10 cm tall and wide.
  • Roots: taproot.
  • Sap: without latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement:
  • Tubercule: very long and flabby.
  • Axil: sparsely wooly.
  • Radial spine: about 8 to 10 for 12 to 20 mm long with a white to brown colour.
  • Central spine: Usually 1 central spine, to 25 mm long.
    No Central spine for the var. uberiformis.
  • Flower: Lemon yellow, very large for this genus, 4 to 6 cm wide, stigmas yellow
  • Fruit: yellowish to green.
  • Seed: Brown.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe): May
  • Minimum temperature: -4? C.
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: MEXICO from states of HIDALGO and QUERETARO between 1000 and 2200m altitude.
  • Comments: In culture, mineral substrate. An easy species that will form large clumps with age, and dependably flowers given proper soil, watering and fertilizing during the growing season. Fertilizer should be ? strength and applied one time each month during the active growing season; this will encourage steady growth, and prevent the large tubercles from becoming flabby.
  • Bibliography:
    Britton & Rose (1923) – the Cactaceae Vol 4 – Page 62

    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – Page 171
  • Synonymes:
    Dolichothele longimamma

    Dolichothele longimamma ssp uberiformis

    Dolichothele uberiformis

    M. longimamma var uberiformis

    M. uberiformis

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Mammillaria Longimamma/Mammillaria longimamma (CH276) – Photo Josef Matousek.jpg


Mammillaria Longimamma/Mammillaria longimamma (syn. M. uberiformis) – ML 482 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


Mammillaria Longimamma/Mammillaria longimamma – ML 2 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


Mammillaria Longimamma/Mammillaria longimamma – Photo Christophe Blanchy.jpg


Mammillaria Longimamma/Mammillaria longimamma – Photo Franck Martin – Collection du Jardin Exotique de Monaco.jpg


Mammillaria Longimamma/Mammillaria longimamma – Photo Franck Martin 2.jpg


Mammillaria Longimamma/Mammillaria longimamma – Photo Franck Martin.jpg


Mammillaria Longimamma/Mammillaria longimamma – Photo Willy.jpg


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Monstruosous And Cristate/Mammillaria longimamma f. cristata – Photo Picaillon .jpg