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Mammillaria vetula ssp vetula

  • First description by Martius, Nov. Act. Nat. Cur. 16(1): 338 (1832)

  • Body: Plants freely clustering to form flat-topped mounds. Stems globose to cylindrical, glossy blue-green, to 10 cm (3.9 in) in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: Without latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement:
  • Tubercule: Firm to slightly flabby, bluntly conical, sour-sided basally.
  • Axil: Slightly woolly or naked.
  • Radial spine: At least 25 at first, later up to 50, white, thin, straight, needle-like, 3 – 10 mm (to 0.4 in) long.
  • Central spine: 1 – 2, reddish brown, straight, stout, needle-like, to 10 mm (0.4 in) long.
  • Flower: Yellow lemon, to 15 mm (0.6 in) or more long. Stigmas white or orange-yellow.
  • Fruit: Dull pink.
  • Seed: Black.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature:
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Hidalgo, Guanajuato, Queretaro, Mexico. Altitude 1.600 – 3.350 m.
  • Comments:
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 297.

    Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 448.
  • Synonymes:
    M. kuentziana

    M. magneticola

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