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Mammillaria nivosa

  • First description by Link ex Pfeiffer, Enum. Cact. 11 (1837)

  • Body: Plants solitary or clustering. Stems globose to short cylindrical, dark green to bronze, 8 – 10 cm (3.1 – 3.9 in) in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: With latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement: 8 – 13, 11 – 17 and 13 – 21
  • Tubercule: Obtusely conical, laterally compressed.
  • Axil: Densely woolly.
  • Radial spine: 6 – 13, bright yellow to dark brown, to 20 mm (0.8 in) long.
  • Central spine: Usually 1, similar to radials.
  • Flower: Yellow, 15 – 20 mm (0.6 – 0.8 in) long and in diameter. Stigmas yellow.
  • Fruit: Club shaped, red.
  • Seed: Brown.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature: +5? / +10? C.
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Carribean.
  • Comments: A striking species that will make large clumps given the best conditions. Tends to bronze in strong light, which encourages flowering and heavy wool and spine production. Reputedly sensitive to low temperatures, but less so if kept on the dry side prior to and during cold weather.
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 207.

    Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 434.
  • Synonymes:
    M. flavescens misapplied

    M. flavescens var nivosa

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