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Mammillaria sonorensis

  • First description by Craig, Cact. Succ. J. (US) 12(10): 155 (1940)

  • Body: Plants solitary at first, later forming large mounds. Stems flattened globose, dull blue-green, 6 – 8 cm (2.4 – 3.1 in) or more in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: With latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement: 5 – 8; 8 – 13; also 10 – 16
  • Tubercule: Globose quadrangular, not sharp angled, keeled, firm.
  • Axil: Woolly, but with only occasional brisles.
  • Radial spine: 8 – 15, slender, needle-like, whitish to cream, with brownish tips, 1 – 20 mm (to 0.8 in) long, upper ones shortest.
  • Central spine: 1 – 4, awl- to needle-like, reddish brown, 5 – 45 mm (0.2 – 1.8 in) long.
  • Flower: Deep pink with darker midveins, to 20 mm (0.8 in) long and in diameter.
  • Fruit: Club shaped, scarlet, to 12 mm (0.5 in) long.
  • Seed: Brown.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature:
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Sonora, Mexico. Altitude 500 – 1.200 m.
  • Comments:
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 274.

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

    M. craigii

    M. movensis

    M. sonorensis var brevispina

    M. sonorensis var gentryi

    M. sonorensis var hiltonii

    M. sonorensis var longispina

    M. sonorensis var maccartyi

    M. tesopacensis

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Mammillaria Sonorensis/Mammillaria sonorensis (syn. M. bellisiana) – Photo Hugo de Cock.jpg


Mammillaria Sonorensis/Mammillaria sonorensis (syn. M. craigii) – Photo Hugo De Cock.jpg


Mammillaria Sonorensis/Mammillaria sonorensis (syn. M. tesopacensis) – Photo Paul.jpg


Mammillaria Sonorensis/Mammillaria sonorensis (syn. M. tesopacensis) yellow form – Photo Hugo De Cock.jpg


Mammillaria Sonorensis/Mammillaria sonorensis – Photo Norman Dennis 1.jpg


Mammillaria Sonorensis/Mammillaria sonorensis – Photo Norman Dennis.jpg


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