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Mammillaria napina

  • First description by J.A. Purpus, Monatsschr. Kakteenk. 22: 161 (1912)

  • Body: Plants solitary, rarely clustering, low growing. Stems semiglobose to globose, to 5 cm (2 in) high and in diameter.
  • Roots: Tuberous.
  • Sap: Without latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement: 8 – 13
  • Tubercule: Conical.
  • Axil: Somewhat woolly or naked.
  • Radial spine: 10 – 12, slightly curved, glassy white with yellow bases, 8 – 10 mm (0.3 – 0.4 in) long.
  • Central spine: Usually absent, rarely one.
  • Flower: Bell shaped, pale carmine or pink, with distinctive whitish throats, to 40 mm (1.6 in) long and in diameter.
  • Fruit: Embedded in the plant body, colourless.
  • Seed: Black.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
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  • Geographic Distribution: Puebla, Mexico. Altitude 1.700 – 2.350 m.
  • Comments: One of the miniatures with large flowers, and like many such species, offers a challenge to the grower. A pot a little larger than average for the size of the plant should be used, and the potting soil must be very free draining, with no tendency to retain water.
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 204.

    Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 434.
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Mammillaria Napina/Mammillaria napina – Photo Giuseppe Ruini 2.jpg


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