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Mammillaria microhelia

  • First description by Werdermann, Monatsschr. Deutsche Kakt.-Ges. 2: 236 (1930)

  • Body: Plants sometimes solitary but usually forming clumps. Stems cylindrical, medium green, to 15 cm (5.9 in) or more high, 3 – 5 cm (1.2 – 2 in) in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: Without latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement: 8 – 13
  • Tubercule: Tubercules blunt conical, rounded apically, keeled.
  • Axil: Slightly woolly, later naked.
  • Radial spine: 30 – 50, radiating, straight or slightly curved backward, white to yellowish, 4 – 6 mm (0.2 in) long.
  • Central spine: 1 – 4, sometimes absent, occasionally up to 8, stout, needle-like, straight or curved, reddish brown to yellowish brown, to 11 mm (0.4 in) long.
  • Flower: Whitish cream to reddish pink to purple, to 15 mm (0.6 in) long and in diameter.
  • Fruit: White, pale green, or pale pink.
  • Seed: Brown.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature: -2? C.
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Queretaro, Mexico. Altitude 2.000 – 2.600 m.
  • Comments: A species that forms short columns and which offsets. Often the offsets are produced in a very regular fashion as a ring up from the base of the original stem, so that the end result is a plant with remarkable symmetry. One of the easier species to grow, it is often recommended for the novice Mammillaria enthusiast.
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 193.

    Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 432.
  • Synonymes:
    M. droegeana sensu Reppenhagen

    M. microheliopsis

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Mammillaria Microhelia/Mammillaria microhelia (syn M. drogeana) – DH545-98 – Photo Aymeric de Barmon.jpg


Mammillaria Microhelia/Mammillaria microhelia (syn. M. droegeana) – ML 479 – Photo Michel Lacoste 2.jpg


Mammillaria Microhelia/Mammillaria microhelia (syn. M. droegeana) – ML 479 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


Mammillaria Microhelia/Mammillaria microhelia (syn. M. microheliopsis) – Photo Willy.jpg


Mammillaria Microhelia/Mammillaria microhelia – ML 285 – Photo Christophe Blanchy.jpg


Mammillaria Microhelia/Mammillaria microhelia – ML 285 – Photo Michel Lacoste 1.jpg


Mammillaria Microhelia/Mammillaria microhelia – ML 285 – Photo Michel Lacoste 2.jpg


Mammillaria Microhelia/Mammillaria microhelia – ML 285 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


Mammillaria Microhelia/Mammillaria microhelia – Photo Christophe Blanchy.jpg


Mammillaria Microhelia/Mammillaria microhelia – Photo Josef Matousek.jpg


Mammillaria Microhelia/Mammillaria microhelia – Photo Norman Dennis.jpg


Mammillaria Microhelia/Mammillaria microhelia – Photo Franck Martin.jpg


Mammillaria Microhelia/Mammillaria microhelia – Photo Willy 2.jpg


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