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Mammillaria muehlenpfordtii

  • First description by Foerster, Allg. Gartenz. 15: 49 (1847)

  • Body: Plants usually solitary, sometimes branching dichotomously. Stems globose, massive, blue-green to gray-green, 12 – 15 cm (4.7 – 5.9 in) in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: Without latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement: 13 – 21
  • Tubercule: Conical.
  • Axil: With white bristles.
  • Radial spine: 30 – 50, glassy white or yellowish, bristle like, radiating, nearly covering the body, to 4 mm long.
  • Central spine: 4, rarely 2 – 6, pointing outward, brownish yellow, becoming gray with brown tips, extremely variable in lenght, 2 – 40 mm (to 1.6 in) lowermost longest.
  • Flower: Carmine red, 10 – 15 mm (0.4 – 0.6 in) long.
  • Fruit: Red.
  • Seed: Brown.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature: -4? C.
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Queretaro, Guanajuato and San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Altitude 1.700 – 2.400 m.
  • Comments: A rapid grower in comparison to other spherical species, the plant will increase the number of heads by dichotomous division. Large clumps can be produced in a few years. No special cultural requirements.
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 198.

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

    M. neopotosina

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