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Mammillaria nazasensis

  • First description by Glass & Foster, Cact. Succ. J. (US) 47(2): 94(1975)

  • Body: Plants solitary (clustering readily in cultivation), globose, to 2.5 – 3.5 cm in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap:
  • Tubercule arrangement:
  • Tubercule:
  • Axil: Naked.
  • Radial spine: 16 – 19 (to 22), fine, white and very pubescent.
  • Central spine: 4, of which 1 is strongly hooked, strongly pubescent, pale whitish yellow to lemon yellow to orange tan.
  • Flower: Pale cream yellow with faint pinkish tan midstripe, 15 mm long and in diameter, stigmas pale greenish yellow to cream-white.
  • Fruit: Red.
  • Seed: Black.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature:
  • Habitat Substrate: On steep rocks in crevices.
  • Geographic Distribution: Durango, Mexico. Altitude 1.000 – 1.700 m.
  • Comments: According to Anderson’s classification, this species is considered as a synonym of M. mercadensis.
    Cultural requirements are much the same as for other miniature hooked spined species, except that this species needs even more care with watering than usual. This is especially important given the pubescent spines which tend to retain water, and the low growing nature of the plant, which keeps it in contact with the soil. A layer of sharp gravel will aid in keeping the plant body dry. If possible avoid overhead watering.
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 205.
  • Synonymes:
    M. pennispinosa ssp / var nazasensis

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Mammillaria Nazasensis/Mammillaria nazasensis ( syn M. mercadensis) SB489 – Photo – Marion LENNOZ.jpg


Mammillaria Nazasensis/Mammillaria nazasensis (syn. M. pennispinosa v.nazasensis) – Photo Giuseppe Ruini.jpg


Mammillaria Nazasensis/Mammillaria nazasensis – ML 617 – Photo Michel Lacoste 1.jpg


Mammillaria Nazasensis/Mammillaria nazasensis – ML 617 – Photo Michel Lacoste 2.jpg


Mammillaria Nazasensis/Mammillaria nazasensis – ML 617 – Photo Michel Lacoste 3.jpg


Mammillaria Nazasensis/Mammillaria nazasensis – ML 617 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


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Monstruosous And Cristate/Mammillaria nazasensis f. cristata – Photo Picaillon.jpg