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Mammillaria rettigiana

  • First description by Boedeker, Monatsschr. Deutsche Kakt.- Ges. 2: 98 (1930)

  • Body: Solitary. Stems depressed or elongated-globose, 4 – 8 cm in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: Without latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement: 8 – 13
  • Tubercule: Glossy dark leaf-green, tall cylindric, conic at tip, 8 – 10 mm long, 3 mm wide at base.
  • Axil: Naked or with very little wool.
  • Radial spine: 18 – 20, to 10 mm long, thin, needle-like, white.
  • Central spine: 3 – 4, reddish brown, the lowermost hooked, to 15 mm long, the others straight, to 12 mm long.
  • Flower: Pale pink, about 15 mm wide, stigmas whitish.
  • Fruit: Red.
  • Seed: Brown.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature:
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Hidalgo, Guanajuato, Mexico.
  • Comments:
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 247.

    Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – referred to M. mercadensis
  • Synonymes:
    M. flavihamata (?)

    M. posseltiana

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Mammillaria Rettigiana/Mammillaria rettigiana (syn. M. gilensis) – ML 304 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


Mammillaria Rettigiana/Mammillaria rettigiana (syn. M. gilensis) – ML 313 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


Mammillaria Rettigiana/Mammillaria rettigiana – MG866-8-97 – Photo Aymeric de Barmon.jpg


Mammillaria Rettigiana/Mammillaria rettigiana – Photo Hugo De Cock.jpg


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