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Mammillaria sartorii

  • First description by J.A. Purpus, Monatsschr. Kakteenk. 21: 50 (1911)

  • Body: Plants forming clusters. Stems globose to somewhat elongated but usually flat-topped, dark glaucous green, to 10 cm (3.9 in) high, 8 – 12 cm (3.1 – 4.7 in) in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: With latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement: 8 – 13
  • Tubercule: Closely set, pyramidal, strongly four-angled basally.
  • Axil: With dense white to yellow wool and sparse to numerous bristles.
  • Radial spine: Up to 12, sometimes absent, white, bristle like, 1 – 2 mm long.
  • Central spine: 2 – 10, extremely variable, some subcentral, brownish white with brown tips, 1 – 8 mm (to 0.3 in) long.
  • Flower: Pale carmine with darker midveins, to 20 mm (0.8 in) long and in diameter.
  • Fruit: Red, to 15 mm (0.6 in) long.
  • Seed: Very small, brown.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature:
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Veracruz, Mexico. Altitude 10 – 1.800 m.
  • Comments: A species that can be described as average in cultivation requirements. It will begin to cluster at an early age. Somewhat prone to sunburn, it should be gradually acclimatized to the brighter light which promotes flowering. Faster than average in growth rate.
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 259.

    Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 441.
  • Synonymes:
    M. tenampensis

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