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Mammillaria mainiae

  • First description by K. Brandegee, Zoe 5: 31 (1900)

  • Body: Plants solitary to branching freely basally. Stems globose to ovoid, bright green, sometimes reddish in axils, 6 – 7 cm (2.4 – 2.8 in) high, 10 – 12 cm (3.9 – 4.7 in) in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: Without latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement: 8 – 13
  • Tubercule: Tubercules cylindrical, becoming conical, somewhat incurved.
  • Axil: Naked.
  • Radial spine: 8 – 15, yellow becoming white, with dark tips, slender, needle-like, to 12 mm (0.5 in) long.
  • Central spine: 1 – 2, hooked, stout, brown or yellow, with dark tips, to 15 mm (0.6 in) long.
  • Flower: Pinkish white with proeminent purplish pink midveins, 10 – 20 mm (0.4 – 0.8 in) long and in diameter.
  • Fruit: Small, globose to ovoid, bright red, remaining beneath the spines.
  • Seed: Black.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
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  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Arizona, USA and Sonora, Sinaloa, Mexico. Altitude 60 – 550 m.
  • Comments:
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 179.

    Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 429.
  • Synonymes:

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