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Mammillaria pottsii

  • First description by Scheer ex Salm-Dyck, Cact. Hort. 1849: 104 (1850)

  • Body: Plants branching basally and along the stems. Stems cylindrical, blue green, to 20 cm (7.9 in) high, 2.5 – 3 cm (1 – 1.2 in) in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: Without latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement: 8 – 13
  • Tubercule: Conical.
  • Axil: Somewhat woolly.
  • Radial spine: 30 – 45, slender, interlacing, white, straight, 3 – 5 mm long.
  • Central spine: Usually 7, rigid, swollen basally, spreading, curved, brown to bluish black, 4 – 12 mm (to 0.5 in) long, upper one stout, recurved to erect.
  • Flower: Not opening widely, brownish red, 10 – 15 mm (0.4 – 0.6 in) long and in diameter.
  • Fruit: Red.
  • Seed: Black to blackish brown.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature:
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Texas, USA and throughout northern Mexico in Coahuila, Chihuahua, Durango and Zacatecas. Altitude 800 – 2.10 m.
  • Comments:
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 239.

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

    M. pottsii var gigas

    M. pottsii var multicaulis

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Mammillaria Pottsii/Mammillaria pottsii (leona)- Photo Manfred Stober.jpg


Mammillaria Pottsii/Mammillaria pottsii – ML 541 – Photo Michel Lacoste 1.jpg


Mammillaria Pottsii/Mammillaria pottsii – ML 541 – Photo Michel Lacoste 2.jpg


Mammillaria Pottsii/Mammillaria pottsii – ML 680 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


Mammillaria Pottsii/Mammillaria pottsii – Photo Josef Matousek 1.jpg


Mammillaria Pottsii/Mammillaria pottsii – Photo Josef Matousek.jpg


Mammillaria Pottsii/Mammillaria pottsii – Photo Norman Dennis 2.jpg


Mammillaria Pottsii/Mammillaria pottsii – Photo Norman Dennis.jpg


Mammillaria Pottsii/Mammillaria pottsii SB1563 – Photo Franck Martin.jpg


Mammillaria Pottsii/Mammillaria pottsii multicaulis – SB1062 – MG854-2-96 – Photo Aymeric de Barmon.jpg


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