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Mammillaria meyranii

  • First description by Bravo, Cact. Cact. Succ. J. (GB) 18(4): 84 (1956)

  • Body: Plants commonly forming clumps basally. Stems cylindrical, to 55 cm (22 in) high, 4 – 5 cm (1.6 – 2 in) in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: With dilute latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement:
  • Tubercule: Tubercules conical and slightly four-angled basally.
  • Axil: Sparsely woolly at first, later naked.
  • Radial spine: 17 – 19, straight, brown with lighter tips, later gray, 3 – 6 mm (to 0.2 in) long.
  • Central spine: 2, pointing upwards and downwards, needle-like, straight, brown with yellow tips, later gray, to 10 mm (0.4 in) long.
  • Flower: Narrowly funnelform, purple, to 18 mm (0.7 in) long.
  • Fruit: Club shaped, light purplish pink with greenish tint, to 20 mm (0.8 in) long.
  • Seed: Brown.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature:
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Michoacan and Mexico, Mexico. Altitude 1.400 – 2.000 m.
  • Comments: An easily grown species that will form clusters of tall cylindrical stems. In time, as the stems become too long, they may become horizontal, and then new offsets will form along much of the length of the old stem, in much the same manner as M. spinosissima ssp Pilcayensis and M. guerreronis. Fairly easy species with no special demands in cultivation.
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 192.

    Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 432.
  • Synonymes:
    M. meyranii var michoacana

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Mammillaria Meyranii/Mammillaria meyranii (syn M. meyranii v. michoacana) – ML 646 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


Mammillaria Meyranii/Mammillaria meyranii – Photo Hugo De Cock.jpg


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