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Mammillaria multidigitata

  • First description by Lindsay, Cact. Succ. J. (US) 19(10): 152 (1947)

  • Body: Plants freely clustering to form large clumps of more than 100 stems. Stems cylindrical, green, 5 – 20 cm (2 – 7.9 in) high, 2 – 5 cm (0.8 – 2 in) in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: Without latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement:
  • Tubercule: Obtuse.
  • Axil: With some wool.
  • Radial spine: 15 – 25, spreading, white, 6 – 8 mm (0.2 – 0.3 in) long.
  • Central spine: Usually 4, straight, sometimes one hooked, needle-like, white with brown tips, to 8 mm (0.3 in) long.
  • Flower: White to cream, to 15 mm (0.6 in) long.
  • Fruit: Club shaped, red, to 15 mm (0.6 in) long.
  • Seed: Brown.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature:
  • Habitat Substrate: Steep slopes.
  • Geographic Distribution: San Pedro Nolasco Island, Gulf of California, Mexico. Altitude sea level to 200 m.
  • Comments: This species forms clumps of short cylindrical stems. Full sun and an open potting mix will ensure that the plant stays appropriately short and sturdy even as a wide clump is produced.
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 199.

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

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