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Mammillaria magnifica

  • First description by Buchenau, Cact. Suc. Mex. 12(1): 3 (1967)

  • Body: Plants forming clumps. Stems cylindrical, to 40 cm (16 in) high, 7 – 9 cm (2.8 – 3.5 in) in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: With latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement:
  • Tubercule: Tubercules pyramidal or conical.
  • Axil: With white wool and bristles.
  • Radial spine: 18 – 24, straight, glassy white or yellowish, 3 – 8 mm (to 0.3 in) long.
  • Central spine: 4 – 5, sometimes up to 8, lowermost one hooked and up to 55 mm (2.2 in) long, others shorter, strong, needle-like, yellowish brown to brown.
  • Flower: Purplish red, to 20 mm (0.8 in) long, 11 – 12 mm (0.4 – 0.5 in) in diameter.
  • Fruit: Club shaped, pink with green tips, 5 – 22 mm (0.2 – 0.9 in long.
  • Seed: Brown.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature:
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Puebla and Morelos, Mexico. Altitude 1.000 – 1.550 m.
  • Comments: A fairly fast grower that will produce wonderful clumps of very heavily spined plants. Offsets are produced freely, and are distributed somewhat randomly. Since the plant can make wide spreading mounds, shallow pots of large diameter will be required as the plant ages.
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 175.

    Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 428.
  • Synonymes:
    M. magnifica var minor

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Mammillaria Magnifica/Mammillaria magnifica (syn. M. magnifica v. minor) – ML 238 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


Mammillaria Magnifica/Mammillaria magnifica – Photo Josef Matousek.jpg


Mammillaria Magnifica/Mammillaria magnifica on bench – Photo Norman Dennis.jpg


Mammillaria Magnifica/Mammillaria magnifica rubrispina – DH566-98 – Photo Aymeric de Barmon.jpg


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Monstruosous And Cristate/Mammillaria magnifica cristata – Photo Picaillon.jpg