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Mammillaria pondii ssp maritima

  • First description by Lindsay, Cact. Succ. J. (US) 8(9): 143-4 (1937) as Cochemiae maritima

  • Body: Plants forming large clumps to 1 m (3.3 ft) wide. Stems elongated cylindrical, erect or decumbent, blue-green, to 50 cm long, 3 – 7 cm (1.2 – 2.8 in) in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap:
  • Tubercule arrangement:
  • Tubercule: Subconical, slightly flattened laterally.
  • Axil: Gray wool.
  • Radial spine: 10 – 15, white with black tips, spreading, to 4 cm (1.6 in) long.
  • Central spine: 4, reddish brow, upper 3 ascending, straight, 1 – 2 cm (0.4 – 0.8 in) long, the lower one horizontally extended outward and forwards, hooked, 2 – 5 cm (0.8 – 2 in) long.
  • Flower: Zygomorphic, trumpet shaped, flared and reflexed, with the styles twice as long as the perianth, to 3 cm (1.2 in) long, scarlet, stigmas scarlet.
  • Fruit: Fat, globose, red.
  • Seed: Black.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature:
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Along the Pacific coast of Baja California, Mexico. Altitude 10 – 100 m.
  • Comments:
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 236.

    Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 166 – Cochemiae maritima.
  • Synonymes:
    M. maritima

    Cochemiea maritima

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Mammillaria Pondii/Mammillaria pondii ssp maritima – Photo Andrew Wilson (following rains – San Diego November 2004).jpg


Mammillaria Pondii/Mammillaria pondii ssp maritima – Photo Willy.jpg


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