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Mammillaria matudae

  • First description by Bravo, Cact. Succ. J. (GB) 18(4): 83, 96 (1956)

  • Body: Plants solitary to clustering basally. Stems elongated cylindrical, 10 – 20 cm (3.9 – 7.9 in) or more high, to 3 cm (1.2 in) in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: With latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement:
  • Tubercule: Conical.
  • Axil: Naked.
  • Radial spine: 18 – 20, translucent white with yellowish base, 2 – 3 mm long, lower ones longest.
  • Central spine: 1, pointing upward, white, becoming brownish with age, needle-like, slightly flattened, to 5 mm long.
  • Flower: Funnelform, light reddish purple, to 12 mm (0.5 in) long.
  • Fruit: Red with greenish tint, to 12 mm (0.5 in) long.
  • Seed: Light brown.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature: -2? C.
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Mexico, Mexico. Altitude 700 – 1.250 m.
  • Comments: This columnar species is quite tidy in youth, but as it elongates it reclines. The grower should plan to allow for the sprawling habit of this plant. Additionally, it is important to keep growth as uniform as possible, as the long cylindrical body will readily show variations in growing conditions. Otherwise, there are no special demands by this easily grown species.
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 184.

    Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 430.
  • Synonymes:
    M. compacticaulis

    M. matudae var serpentiformis

    M. matudae var serpentiformis fa duocentralis

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