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Mammillaria mazatlanensis ssp mazatlanensis

  • First description by Schumann ex Guerke, Monatsschr. Kakteenk. 15: 154 (1905)

  • Body: Plants commonly forming clumps. Stems cylindrical, 12 – 15 cm (4.7 – 5.9 in) high, 4 – 5 cm (1.6 – 2 in) in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: Without latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement:
  • Tubercule: Tubercules short, conical.
  • Axil: Naked or with one or two short bristles.
  • Radial spine: 12 – 18, slender, white, needle-like, 5 – 10 mm (0.2 – 0.4 in) long.
  • Central spine: 1 – 3, usually straight but sometimes hooked, reddish brown, upper ones in the same plane as the radials, to 15 mm (0.6 in) long.
  • Flower: Tubular, pink to carmine red to reddish purple, 30 – 40 mm (1.2 – 1.6 in) long.
  • Fruit: Club shaped, brown, becoming reddish yellow, to 20 mm (0.8 in) long.
  • Seed: Black
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature: -2? C.
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Colima, Sinaloa, Sonora, Jalisco, Michoacan and Nayarit, Mexico. Altitude from sea level to 500 m.
  • Comments: A variable species that can form large clumps in cultivation, Repotting can present special problems, as the hooked spines can cause the offsets to readily detach from the plant and attach to anything in the near vicinity. Otherwise, an easily grown species that flowers freely.
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 185.

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

    M. mazatlanensis var monocentra

    M. occidentalis

    M. occidentalis var monocentra

    M. occidentalis var sinalensis

    M. patonii var sinalensis

    M. sinaloensis

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