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Mammillaria nana ssp nana

  • First description by Backeberg, descr. Cact. Nov. 3: 8 (1963)

  • Body: Plants solitary or clustering, 1.5 to 4 cm high, 2.5 to 4 cm wide.
  • Roots:
  • Sap:
  • Tubercule arrangement:
  • Tubercule:
  • Axil: Sparsely woolly, with bristles to 15 mm.
  • Radial spine: 25 – 35, about 7 mm long, thin, white, pubescent.
  • Central spine: At first none, later developing 1 or 2, tawny brown, pubescent, the lower hooked, 7 – 9 mm long, the upper erect, to 4 mm.
  • Flower: Pale cream, pale yellow or white with pinkish brown midstripe, 10 – 20 mm long, 10 – 15 mm in diameter.
  • Fruit: Red.
  • Seed: Brownish black.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature:
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: San Luis Potosi, Guanajuaro, Queretaro, Mexico. Altitude 1.600 – 2.300 m.
  • Comments: In Anderson’s classification, this species is considered as synonym of M. crinita.
    An easy species that will readily form clumps of small heads. Flowers readily, and for a long period during the early summer. The only cultivation requirement of note is that watering should be done carefully, as the species is a bit prone to root rot.
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 202.
  • Synonymes:
    M. monancistracantha

    M. trichacantha

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Mammillaria Nana/Mammillaria nana ssp nana (syn M. monancistracantha) – ML325 – SS575-98 – Photo Aymeric de Barmon.jpg


Mammillaria Nana/Mammillaria nana ssp nana (syn M. trichacantha ) – Photo Hugo De Cock.jpg


Mammillaria Nana/Mammillaria nana ssp nana (syn. M. monancistracantha) – ML 329 – Photo Michel Lacoste 1.jpg


Mammillaria Nana/Mammillaria nana ssp nana (syn. M. monancistracantha) – ML 329 – Photo Michel Lacoste 2.jpg


Mammillaria Nana/Mammillaria nana ssp nana (syn. M. monancistracantha) – ML 329 – Photo Michel Lacoste 3.jpg


Mammillaria Nana/Mammillaria nana ssp nana (syn. M. monancistracantha) – ML 329 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


Mammillaria Nana/Mammillaria nana ssp nana (syn. M. monancistracantha) – ML 92 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


Mammillaria Nana/Mammillaria nana ssp nana – ML 325 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


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