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Mammillaria melaleuca

  • First description by Karwinski ex Salm-Dyck, Cact. Hort. Dyck, 109 (1850)

  • Body: Plants usually solitary, sometimes clustering with age. Stems globose, dark green, 6 – 7 cm (2.4 – 2.8 in) in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: Without latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement:
  • Tubercule: Thick, ovate obtuse, robust.
  • Axil: Naked.
  • Radial spine: 8 – 9, radiating, nearly straight, upper 4 a little longer, brown, lower ones white.
  • Central spine: Usually one, purplish brown, slender, rigid.
  • Flower: Yellow, to 30 mm (1.2 in) long.
  • Fruit: Greenish to brownish.
  • Seed: Blackish brown.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature:
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Tamaulipas, Mexico. Altitude 1.300 – 2.000 m.
  • Comments: This species benefits from a more open potting mix than its near relatives such as Decipiens. Fairly slow growing, but will produce clumps in several years. Stays neat in appearance as it offsets, with none of the irregularities associated with some other members of the Subgenus Dolichothele.
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 187.

    Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 431.
  • Synonymes:
    Dolichothele melaleuca

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