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Mammillaria spinosissima ssp tepoxtlana

  • First description by Ehrenberg, Allg. Gartenz. 17: 295 (1849) – as M. auricoma

  • Body: Plants clustering. Stems cylindrical, to 50 cm long, 9 cm in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: Without latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement: 13 – 21
  • Tubercule: Ovate conical, four-sided basally.
  • Axil: Slightly woolly.
  • Radial spine: 10 – 15, thin, needle-like, straight, straw yellow, 4 – 18 mm long.
  • Central spine: 2 – 6, a little thicker than the radials, straight, thicker at the base, glassy-yellow, often with brown tips, 6 – 30 mm long.
  • Flower: Carmine pink, funnel-shaped, 2 – 2.5 cm long and in diameter.
  • Fruit: Greenish to brownish red.
  • Seed: Brown.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature:
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Morelos, Mexico. Altitude 1.150 – 1.800 m.
  • Comments:
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 280.

    Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 445.
  • Synonymes:
    M. auricoma

    M. crassior

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Mammillaria Spinosissima/Mammillaria spinosissima ssp tepoxtlana albiflora (syn. M. crassior – collection De Herdt – obtention horticole) – Photo Paul.jpg


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