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Mammillaria senilis

  • First description by Salm-Dyck, Cact. Hort. Dyck. 1849: 8,82 (1850)

  • Body: Plants forming clusters. Stems globose to cylindrical, to 15 cm (5.9 in) high and 10 cm (3.9 in) in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: Without latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement:
  • Tubercule: Conical, obtuse.
  • Axil: With wool and bristles.
  • Radial spine: 30 – 40, thinner than the centrals, white, to 20 mm (0.8 in) long.
  • Central spine: 4 – 6, white with yellow tips, upper and lower ones hooked.
  • Flower: Orange red, 60 – 70 mm (2.4 – 2.8 in) long, 55 – 60 mm (2.2 – 2.4 in) in diameter; floral tubes slender, scaly, to 4 cm long.
  • Fruit: Silvery red to greenish white.
  • Seed: Black.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature:
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Chihuahua, Jalisco and Sinaloa, Mexico. Altitude 2.400 – 2.800 m.
  • Comments:
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 269.

    Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 443.
  • Synonymes:
    Mamillopsis diguetii

    Mamillopsis senilis

    Mammillaria diguetii

    M. senilis var diguetii

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