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Mammillaria moelleriana

  • First description by Boedeker, Zeitschr. Sukkulentenk. 1: 213 (1924)

  • Body: Plants solitary. Stems flattened globose to short cylindrical, glossy green, to 11 cm (4.3 in) high and 10 cm (3.9 in) in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: Without latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement:
  • Tubercule: Firm, cylindrical to ovoid.
  • Axil: Woolly at first, later naked.
  • Radial spine: 35 – 50, white with yellow bases, needle-like, 7 – 9 mm (0.3 – 0.4 in) long.
  • Central spine: 8 – 10, honey yellow to dark reddish brown, with yellow bases, 20 – 30 mm (0.8 – 1.2 in) long, lower 2 – 4 hooked, upper ones shorter and straight.
  • Flower: White to yellow with pinkish midveins to clear pink with darker midveins, to 20 mm (0.8 in) long and in diameter.
  • Fruit: Club shaped, greenish white, to 15 mm (0.6 in) long.
  • Seed: Black.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature:
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Durango and Zacatecas, Mexico. Altitude 2.250 – 2.600 m.
  • Comments: One of the fiercest spined species, it is also one of the more difficult to grow, as it is subject to losing its roots. Extreme care with watering, and a very loose and open potting soil are required for success. Strong filtered light will encourage the formation of heavy spination.
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 196.

    Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 433.
  • Synonymes:
    M. cowperae

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Mammillaria Moelleriana/Mammillaria moelleriana (syn. M. cowperae) – ML 576 – Photo Michel Lacoste 2.jpg


Mammillaria Moelleriana/Mammillaria moelleriana (syn. M. cowperae) – ML 576 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


Mammillaria Moelleriana/Mammillaria moelleriana (syn. M. cowperae) – P456 – Photo Tom Twijnstra.jpg


Mammillaria Moelleriana/Mammillaria moelleriana (syn. M. cowperae) – Photo Norman Dennis.jpg


Mammillaria Moelleriana/Mammillaria moelleriana – L1334 – MG792-2-97 – Photo Aymeric de Barmon.jpg


Mammillaria Moelleriana/Mammillaria moelleriana – L1366 – MG792-3-96 – Photo Aymeric de Barmon.jpg


Mammillaria Moelleriana/Mammillaria moelleriana – ML 606 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


Mammillaria Moelleriana/Mammillaria moelleriana – ML 606-1 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


Mammillaria Moelleriana/Mammillaria moelleriana – ML 606-2 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


Mammillaria Moelleriana/Mammillaria moelleriana – Photo Dag Panco.jpg


Mammillaria Moelleriana/Mammillaria moelleriana – Photo Norman Dennis 1.jpg


Mammillaria Moelleriana/Mammillaria moelleriana – Photo Norman Dennis 2.jpg


Mammillaria Moelleriana/Mammillaria moelleriana – Photo Norman Dennis 3.jpg


Mammillaria Moelleriana/Mammillaria moelleriana – Photo Norman Dennis 5.jpg


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