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Mammillaria rhodantha ssp rhodantha

  • First description by Link & Otto, Ic. Pl. Rar. Hort. Berol., 51, t.26 (1829)

  • Body: Plants usually solitary, occasionally branching dichotomously or producing offsets. Stems globose to short cylindrical, dark dull-green, to 40 cm high, 12 cm in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: Without latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement:
  • Tubercule: Obtuse conical to cylindrical.
  • Axil: Woolly in the young growth and with a few bristles.
  • Radial spine: 17 – 24, long, thin, glassy white to pale yellow, 4 – 9 mm long.
  • Central spine: 4 – 9, usually somewhat curved, typically reddish brown, to 18 mm (-25 mm) long.
  • Flower: Purplish red, to 20 mm (0.8 in) long and in diameter, stigmas usually purple.
  • Fruit: Cylindrical to club shaped, dull purplish red, often paler and whitish or greenish at the base, 15 – 25 mm (0.6 – 1 in) long.
  • Seed: Brown.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature: -4? C.
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Mexico, Hidalgo, Michoacan, Queretaro, Guanajuato, Mexico. Altitude 1.700 – 3.300 m.
  • Comments:
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 248.

    Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 440.
  • Synonymes:
    M. bonavitii

    M. calacantha

    M. fuscata (?)

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Mammillaria Rhodantha/Mammillaria rhodantha ssp rhodantha (syn. M. Bonavitii) – Photo Giuseppe Ruini.jpg


Mammillaria Rhodantha/Mammillaria rhodantha ssp rhodantha – Bought as seeding in dept store – Photo Norman Dennis.jpg


Mammillaria Rhodantha/Mammillaria rhodantha ssp rhodantha – ML 146 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


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