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Mammillaria oteroi

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

  • Body: Plants profusely clustering with offsets readily detaching. Stems globose, pale green, 2 – 3 cm (0.8 – 1.2 in) high, 3 – 4 cm (1.2 – 1.6 in) in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap:
  • Tubercule arrangement:
  • Tubercule: Slender, flabby, cylindrical.
  • Axil: With wool and a few bristles.
  • Radial spine: 12 – 14, white with brown tips, 6 – 8 mm (0.2 – 0.3 in) long.
  • Central spine: 1, strongly hooked, erect, reddish brown with whitish base, to 11 mm (0.4 in) long.
  • Flower: White with brownish red midveins, 15 – 16 mm (0.6 in) long, 7 – 8 mm (0.3 in) in diameter.
  • Fruit: Globose, bright red, 7 – 8 mm (0.3 in) in diameter.
  • Seed: Black.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature:
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Oaxaca, Mexico. Altitude 1.800 – 2.250 m.
  • Comments: An undemanding species that will vigorously produce offsets in a random fashion. In order to produce the tightest appearing plant, provide high light levels and regular repotting to keep up with its relatively rapid growth. Care in repotting is needed as the offsets readily separate from the parent plant.
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 212.

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