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Mammillaria spinosissima ssp pilcayensis

  • First description by Bravo, A; Inst. Biol. Mex. 28: 37(1958)

  • Body: Plants solitary. Stems cylindrical, dark blue-green, up to 50 cm in lenght, 4 – 5 cm in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: May have some latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement: 13 – 21
  • Tubercule: Ovate conical, four-sided basally.
  • Axil: Woolly and with 8 – 10 slender bristles..
  • Radial spine: 17, similar to the centrals.
  • Central spine: 17, thin, needle-like, translucent greyish white or yellow, sometimes brown tipped, 5 – 6 mm long.
  • Flower: Purplish, about 2 cm long and in diameter.
  • Fruit: Dull purplish red or greenish.
  • Seed: Brown.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature:
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Guerrero, Mexico. Altitude 600 – 1.500 m.
  • Comments:
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 279.
    Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 444.
  • Synonymes:
    M. pilcayensis

    M. pitcayensis

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