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Mammillaria mammillaris

  • First description by Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: 466 (1753) as Cactus mammillaris.

  • Body: Plants solitary or forming clumps. Stems globose to short cylindrical, light to dark green, shiny, to 20 cm (7.9 in) in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: With latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement: 8 – 13
  • Tubercule: Tubercules conical.
  • Axil: With scant wool.
  • Radial spine: 10 – 16, reddish brown, becoming gray with age, 5 – 8 mm (0.2 – 0.3 in) long.
  • Central spine: 3 – 5, reddish brown, with dark tips, later gray, 7 – 8 mm (0.3 in) long, uppermost longest.
  • Flower: Funnelform, creamy white, 10 – 12 mm (0.4 – 0.5 in) long.
  • Fruit: Club shaped, red, 10 – 20 mm (0.4 – 0.8 in) long.
  • Seed: Small, brown, rough.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature: 8? C.
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Lesser Antilles, Trinidad, Tobago, Cura?ao and neighboring islands of the Netherlands Antilles, and Venezuela. Altitude up to 1.500 m.
  • Comments: Fairly slow growing. Seems to appreciate somewhat weaker light than most mams, and it will take on a reddish color in bright light. Said to be one of the least cold tolerant members of the genus.
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 180.

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

    M. pseudosimplex

    M. simplex

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