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Mammillaria prolifera ssp texana

  • First description by Englemann, Cact. Mex. Bound. 5 (1859)

  • Body: Plants commonly branching to form large clusters. Stems globose, dark green, 5 – 7 cm (to 2.8 in) in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: Without latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement: 8 – 13
  • Tubercule: Cylindrical to conical, soft.
  • Axil: With white bristles.
  • Radial spine: Over 50, slender, needle-like, straight, smooth, white or pale yellow, 5 – 9 mm long, interlacing.
  • Central spine: 8 – 12, needle like, a little stronger than the radials, straight, smooth, stiff, white with brown tip or honey yellow, one porrect, the others spreading, 4 – 7 mm long.
  • Flower: White margins and brownish pink midstripe, or creamy yellow to pale yellow, about 15 mm wide, 20 mm long.
  • Fruit: Red.
  • Seed: Black.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature:
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Texas, USA and Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, Coahuila, Queretaro, San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Altitude 400 – 2.250 m.
  • Comments:
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 243.

    Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 439.
  • Synonymes:
    M. multiceps

    M. multiceps var elongata

    M. multiceps var grisea

    M. multiceps var perpusilla

    M. pusilla var texana

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