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Mammillaria sphacelata ssp viperina

  • First description by J. Purpus, Monasschr. Kakt. Kunde 22: 148 (1912)

  • Body: Plants commonly clustering, forming sprawling clumps to 60 cm or more across in the wild. Stems cylindrical, bright green, about 20 – 30 cm high, no more than about 2 cm in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: Without latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement: 3 – 5
  • Tubercule: Conical.
  • Axil: Slightly woolly and sometimes with fine, white bristles.
  • Radial spine: 18 – 24
  • Central spine: 6 – 10, glassy white with darker tips, lying close to the stem.
  • 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):
  • Minimum temperature:
  • Habitat Substrate:
  • Geographic Distribution: Puebla, Oaxaca, Mexico. Altitude 500 – 1.800 m.
  • Comments:
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 276.

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

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