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Mammillaria heyderi ssp meiacantha

  • First description by Engelemann, Proc. Amer. Acad. 3: 263 (1857, preprint 1856) – as M. meiacantha

  • Body: Plants solitary. Stems flat globular, up to 12 cm or more in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap:
  • Tubercule arrangement:
  • Tubercule:
  • Axil: With white wool in youth growth.
  • Radial spine: 5 – 9, thick, needle-like, pale pinkish with brown tips, 6 – 10 mm long, the lower stronger.
  • Central spine: 1, sometimes absent, 3 – 7 mm long, similar to the radials but stronger and darker tipped.
  • Flower: Pink or whitish with pink midstripe, about 2.5 cm long.
  • Fruit: Scarlet.
  • Seed: Brown.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature:
  • Habitat Substrate: Grassland and desert grassland.
  • Geographic Distribution: SE Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, USA; Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Zacatecas, Mexico. Altitude 1.200 – 1.600 m.
  • Comments:
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 141.

    Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 423.
  • Synonymes:
    M. meiacantha

    M. heyderi var meiacantha

    M. parrasensis

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Mammillaria Heyderi/Mammillaria heyderi ssp meiacantha (syn. M. meiacantha) – ML 528 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


Mammillaria Heyderi/Mammillaria heyderi ssp meiacantha (syn. M. meiacantha) – ML 530 – Photo Michel Lacoste 1.jpg


Mammillaria Heyderi/Mammillaria heyderi ssp meiacantha (syn. M. meiacantha) – ML 535 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


Mammillaria Heyderi/Mammillaria heyderi ssp meiacantha – Photo Hugo De Cock.jpg


Mammillaria Heyderi/Mammillaria heyderi ssp meiacantha – Photo Michael Enzendorfer.jpg


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