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Mammillaria pondii ssp setispina

  • First description by J. Coulter, Contr. US Nat. Herb. 3: 106 (1894) as Cactus setispinus

  • Body: Plants forming clusters. Stems cylindrical, light gray-green, to 30 cm (12 in) high, 3 – 6 cm (1.2 – 2.4 in) in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap:
  • Tubercule arrangement:
  • Tubercule: Short, broadly conical.
  • Axil: Woolly.
  • Radial spine: 10 – 12, unequal, slender, flexible, white with dark tips, 1 – 3.5 cm (0.4 – 1.4 in) long.
  • Central spine: 1 – 4, upper one straight, lower one longest and hooked, 2 – 5 cm (0.8 – 2 in) long
  • Flower: Longtubed, 5 cm or more long, zygomorphic, scarlet, stamens strongly exserted.
  • Fruit: Club shaped, dark red, to 2 cm (0.8 in) long.
  • Seed: Black.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature:
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Baja California, Mexico. Altitude 200 – 400 m.
  • Comments:
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 237.
    Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 167 – as Cochemiae setispina
  • Synonymes:
    M. setispina

    Cochemiea setispina

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Mammillaria Pondii/Mammillaria pondii ssp setispina – Photo Norman Dennis.jpg


Mammillaria Pondii/Mammillaria pondii ssp setispina – photo Vic Abell.jpg


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