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Mammillaria spinosissima ssp spinosissima

  • First description by Lemaire, Cact. Aliq. Nov. 4 (1838)

  • Body: Plants solitary. Stems cylindrical, dark blue-green, rarely exceeding 30 cm in height, 6 – 7 cm ( 2.4 – 2.8 in) in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: Without latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement: 13 – 21
  • Tubercule: Ovate conical, four-sided basally.
  • Axil: Slightly woolly.
  • Radial spine: 20 – 25, white, bristle-like, 4 – 6 mm long.
  • Central spine: 12 – 15, dark pink, stronger than the radials and thicker at the base, straight, 10 – 12 mm long.
  • Flower: Purplish, 12 mm long and in diameter.
  • Fruit: Purplish red or greenish.
  • Seed: Brown.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature:
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Morelos, Guerrero and Mexico, Mexico. Altitude 1.600 – 1.900 m.
  • Comments:
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 278.

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

    M. centraliplumosa var gracilis

    M. gasterantha

    M. haasii

    M. kladiwae Hort

    M. virginis

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