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Mammillaria mystax

  • First description by Martius, Nov. Act. Nat. Cur. 16(1): 332 (1832)

  • Body: Plants solitary. Stems globose to cylindrical, dark gray-green, to 15 cm (5.9 in) high, 7 – 10 cm (2.8 – 3.9 in) in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: With latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement: 13 – 21
  • Tubercule: Firm, pyramidal, four- to six-angled, keeled.
  • Axil: With bristles.
  • Radial spine: 3 – 10, spreading, white, 4 – 8 mm (to 0.3 in) long.
  • Central spine: 3 – 4, sometimes 1, variable in number and colour, stout, twisted, interwoven, purplish with dark brown tips, one or more centrally placed and to 70 mm (2.8 in) long, others 20 – 70 mm (0.8 – 2.8 in) long
  • Flower: Rose purple with brownish midveins, to 25 mm (1 in) long.
  • Fruit: Club shaped, red, 20 – 25 mm (0.8 – 1 in) long.
  • Seed: Brown.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature: -2? C.
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Widespread in central Mexico, centering in Puebla and adjacent states. Altitude 1.000 – 2.600 m.
  • Comments: This species will form large spheres, cylinders and with age can offset to form loose clumps. Easily grown with no special requirements.
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 200.

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

    M. casoi

    M. crispiseta

    M. erythra

    M. huajuapensis

    M. mixtecensis

    M. multiseta sensu Reppenhagen

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Mammillaria Mystax/Mammillaria mystax (syn. M. casoi) – ML 185 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


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Mammillaria Mystax/Mammillaria mystax (syn. M. huajuapensis) – ML 348 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


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