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Mammillaria polythele ssp obconella

  • First description by Scheidweiler, Bull. Acad. Brux. 6: 91 (1839)

  • Body: Plants solitary. Stems cylindrical, blue green, to 20 cm or more high, up to 15 cm (5.9 in) in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: With latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement: 13 – 21
  • Tubercule: Prominent, globular conical.
  • Axil: Woolly
  • Radial spine: 4, unequal in lenth, arranged in a cross, straight, a little curved, yellowish brown at first, later grey.
  • Central spine: Absent.
  • Flower: Pink, about 12.5 mm long and wide, stigmas pink.
  • Fruit: Club shaped, dull carmine-pink, or greenish.
  • Seed: Brown..
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature:
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Hidalgo, Mexico. Altitude 1.300 – 1.850 m.
  • Comments:
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 234.

    Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 438.
  • Synonymes:
    M. crocidata

    M. ingens

    M. obconella

    M. obconella var galeotii

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Mammillaria Polythele/Mammillaria polythele ssp obconella (syn. M. Obconella) – Photo Giuseppe Ruini.jpg


Mammillaria Polythele/Mammillaria polythele ssp obconella (syn. M. ingens) – ML 4 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


Mammillaria Polythele/Mammillaria polythele ssp obconella – Photo Norman Dennis.jpg


Mammillaria Polythele/Mammillaria polythele ssp. obconella (syn. M. obconella) – ML 223 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


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