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Mammillaria prolifera ssp prolifera

  • First description by Miller, Gard. Dict. ed.8 (Cactus species no. 6) (1768)

  • Body: Plants commonly branching to form large clusters. Stems globose to cylindrical to club shaped, dark green, to 9 cm (3.5 in) high, 6 – 7 cm (2.4 – 2.8 in) in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: Without latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement: 5 – 8
  • Tubercule: Cylindrical to conical, soft.
  • Axil: Naked or with several long fine hairs.
  • Radial spine: 25 – 40, often intergrading with the centrals, straight or twisted, yellow, bristle- to hairlike, 3 – 12 mm (0.5 in) long.
  • Central spine: 5 – 12, slender, needle-like, straight, pubescent, yellow, with darker tips, 4 – 9 mm (to 0.4 in) long.
  • Flower: Cream or pinkish yellow, 10 – 18 mm (0.4 – 0.7 in) long.
  • Fruit: Club shaped to cylindrical, red, to 20 mm (0.8 in) long.
  • Seed: Black.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature:
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: the Caribbean. Altitude 30 – 50 m.
  • Comments:
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 241.

    Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 439.
  • Synonymes:
    M. glomerata (?)

    M. prolifera var/ssp haitiensis

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