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Mammillaria sphacelata ssp sphacelata

  • First description by Martius, Nov. Act. Nat. Cur. 16(1): 339 (1832)

  • Body: Plants commonly clustering, often forming mounds to 50 cm (20 in) or more wide. Stems cylindrical, bright green, about 20 cm high, 2 – 3 cm (0.8 – 1.2 in) in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: Without latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement: 5 – 8
  • Tubercule: Conical.
  • Axil: Slightly woolly, or naked.
  • Radial spine: (8 to) 11 – 14, ivory to chalky white, with tips speckled reddish or blackish, 5 – 8 mm (0.2 – 0.3 in) long.
  • Central spine: (1 to) 3 or 4, ivory to chalky white, with tips speckled reddish, or blackish, straight, 4 – 8 mm (to 0.3 in) long.
  • Flower: Not opening widely, carmine to dark purplish red, to 15 mm (0.6 in) long. Stigmas yellowish green.
  • Fruit: Club shaped, slightly curved, scarlet.
  • Seed: Black.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
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  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Puebla, Oaxaca, Mexico. Altitude 700 – 2.400 m.
  • Comments:
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 275.

    Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 444.
  • Synonymes:

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