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Mammillaria pectinifera

  • First description by Weber, Bois Dict. Hort. 804 (1898)

  • Body: Plants solitary. Stems globose to short cylindrical, 1 – 3 cm (0.4 – 1.2 in) in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: With latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement:
  • Tubercule: Cylindrical.
  • Axil: Naked. Areoles long, narrow.
  • Radial spine: 20 – 40, pectinate, flattened against the body, white, 1.5 – 2 mm long.
  • Central spine: Absent.
  • Flower: White to pale pink with darker midveins, 20 – 30 mm (0.8 – 1.2 in) long and in diameter. Stigmas green.
  • Fruit: Red, small, barely protuding above the spines.
  • Seed: Black.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature: -2? C.
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Puebla, Mexico. Altitude 1.900 m.
  • Comments: Considered one of the more difficult species of Mammillaria. A very open potting mix that has added limestone and a somewhat small pot will be of benefit; those along with careful watering and high light levels will increase the grower?s success. Be sure to keep the plant well above the actual soil, and support it with a layer of open gravel as a top dressing to keep the plant body as dry as possible, both to avoid rot and to keep the spines unstained.
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 214.

    Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 435.
  • Synonymes:
    Pelecyphora aselliformis var pectinifera Hort

    Pelecyphora pectinata

    Solisia pectinata

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