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Mammillaria orcuttii

  • First description by Boedeker, Monatsschr. Deutsche Kakt. Ges. 2: 258 (1930)

  • Body: Plants usually solitary. Stems globose to short club shaped, glossy blue-green.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: With latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement: 13 – 21
  • Tubercule: Short conical, rounded apically.
  • Axil: Strongly woolly.
  • Radial spine: None. Sometimes 6 – 8 short hairlike spines.
  • Central spine: 4 – 5, blackish brown, 8 – 20 mm (0.3 – 0.8 in) long.
  • Flower: Bright carmine with darker midveins, to 12 mm (0.5 in) in diameter.
  • Fruit: Red.
  • Seed: Brown.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature:
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Altitude 1.200 – 2.200 m.
  • Comments: One of the large tubercled green species that will become a quite large solitary plant with time. Easily grown, it does best if encouraged to grow with ample water and fertilizer. An open potting soil with an addition of limestone is often recommended.
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 210.

    Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 435.
  • Synonymes:

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