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Mammillaria rhodantha ssp mollendorffiana

  • First description by Shurly, Cact. Succ. J. (GB) 10(1): 19 (1948)

  • Body: Plants usually solitary. Stems globose to short cylindrical, to 7 cm high (in cultivation to about 10 or 15 cm).
  • Roots:
  • Sap: Without latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement:
  • Tubercule: Obtuse conical to cylindrical.
  • Axil: With wool and bristles.
  • Radial spine: 24 – 28, white.
  • Central spine: 4 – 6, needle-like, brownish red.
  • Flower: Purplish red, to 20 mm (0.8 in) long and in diameter, stigmas usually purple.
  • Fruit: Cylindrical to club shaped, dull purplish red, often paler and whitish or greenish at the base, 15 – 25 mm (0.6 – 1 in) long.
  • Seed: Brown.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature:
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Hidalgo, Mexico. Altitude 2.000 – 2.600 m.
  • Comments:
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 251.

    Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 440.
  • Synonymes:
    M. mollendorffiana

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