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Mammillaria rhodantha ssp mccartenii

  • First description by Reppenhagen, Gatt. Mamm. 68 (1987)

  • Body: Plants solitary, 3.5 – 10 cm high (taller in cultivation), 4 – 8.5 cm in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: Without latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement:
  • Tubercule: Obtuse conical to cylindrical.
  • Axil: With white wool.
  • Radial spine: 13 – 15, white, 4 – 8 mm long.
  • Central spine: 4 – 7, needle-like, brown; 5 – 15 mm long.
  • Flower: Scarlet, about 1 cm long and in diameter, stigmas pink to red.
  • Fruit: Red.
  • Seed: Brown.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature: -4? C.
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Michoacan, Zacatecas, Mexico. Altitude 1.800 – 2.000 m.
  • Comments:
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 250.

    Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 440.
  • Synonymes:
    M. verticealba

    M. verticealba var zacatecasensis

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