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Mammillaria schwarzii

  • First description by Shurly, Cact. Succ. J. (GB)11(1): 17 (1949)

  • Body: Plants forming clusters. Stems globose, to 3 cm (1.2 in) high and 3.5 cm (1.4 in) in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: Without latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement:
  • Tubercule: Cylindrical.
  • Axil: Up to 12 white thin bristles to 5 mm long.
  • Radial spine: 35 – 40, hairlike, shiny white.
  • Central spine: 8 – 9, white with darker tips, 5 – 6 mm (0.2 in) long, one erect and either straight or hooked, others surrounding it.
  • Flower: White with red midveins, to 5 mm (0.6 in) long and 12 mm (0.5 in) in diameter.
  • Fruit: Red.
  • Seed: Black.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
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  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Guanajuato, Mexico. Altitude 2.150 – 2.400 m.
  • Comments: Reputedly a hard species to grow for any length of time, a very careful hand with watering will reward the grower with a mound of many small heads forming an irregular pile. Care with overhead watering is needed, as the spines will trap water. Extra gritty soil will provide the rapid drainage that is needed. Especially high levels of light will encourage formation of dense spination.
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 266.

    Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 442.
  • Synonymes:

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Mammillaria Schwarzii/Mammillaria schwarzii – Photo Manfred Stober 1.jpg


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