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Mammillaria polythele ssp polythele

  • First description by Martius, Nov. Act. Nat. Cur. 16(1): 328, t.19 (1832)

  • Body: Plants solitary. Stems cylindrical, usually erect but sometimes sprawling, blue green, to 60 cm (24 in) high, 8 – 10 cm (3.1 – 3.9 in) in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: With latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement: 13 – 21
  • Tubercule: Prominent, globular conical.
  • Axil: Woolly
  • Radial spine: Only 2 at first and pointing up and down, later 3 – 4, pale to dark brown, sometimes reddish brown, to 25 mm (1 in) long.
  • Central spine: Absent.
  • Flower: Rose to pinkish purple, to 10 mm (0.4 in) long.
  • Fruit: Club shaped, red.
  • Seed: Dark brown.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature:
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Hidalgo, Guanajuato and Queretaro, Mexico. Altitude 1.700 – 2.400m.
  • Comments:
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 232.

    Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 438.
  • Synonymes:
    M. hidalgensis

    M. hoffmanniana

    M. kewensis

    M. neophaeacantha

    M. tetracantha

    M. xochipilli

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polythele ssp polythele


Mammillaria Compressa/Mammillaria compressa ssp compressa ML 228 – Mammillaria polythele ssp polythele (syn. M. kewensis) ML 230 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


Mammillaria Polythele/Mammillaria polythele ssp polythele (nuda) – Photo Giuseppe Ruini.jpg


Mammillaria Polythele/Mammillaria polythele ssp polythele (syn. M. kewensis) – ML 61 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


Mammillaria Polythele/Mammillaria polythele ssp polythele (syn. M. neophaeacantha) – ML 337 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


Mammillaria Polythele/Mammillaria polythele ssp polythele (syn. M. xochipilli) – ML 400 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


Mammillaria Polythele/Mammillaria polythele ssp polythele – Photo Giuseppe Ruini.jpg


Maps Distribution/Mammillaria polythele ssp polythele (syn. M. xochipilli) distribution map.jpg


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