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Mammillaria picta ssp picta

  • First description by Meinshausen in Wochenschr. G?rtn. Pflantz. 1:27 (1858)

  • Body: Plants solitary. Stems globose to ovoid, dark green, 4 – 5 cm (1.6 – 2 in) high and in diameter.
  • Roots: Tuberous.
  • Sap: Without latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement: 8 – 13
  • Tubercule: Cylindrical.
  • Axil: With a few twisted hairlike bristles.
  • Radial spine: 10 – 20, pubescent, yellow basally, white with dark tips or amber yellow, to 10 mm (0.4 in) long, lower 4 very long, slender and white.
  • Central spine: 1 – 2, clearly distinguishable, erect, straight, brownish, to 10 mm (0.4 in) long.
  • Flower: Wide funnelform, greenish white, to 9 mm (0.4 in) long and 11 mm (0.4 in) in diameter.
  • Fruit: Elongated, red.
  • Seed: Black.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
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  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: San Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Altitude 1.000 – 1.800 m.
  • Comments:
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 227.

    Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 437.
  • Synonymes:
    M. auriseta

    M. schieliana

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