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Mammillaria aurihamata

  • First description by Boedeker, Zeitschrift f?r Kakteenkunde 3 (15) : 340 -342 (1928)

  • Body: Solitary, sometimes clumping at base, globose to ovate, leaf green, 60 mm high and 40 mm in diameter.
  • Roots: Fibrous.
  • Sap: With watery sap.
  • Now referred to: crinita ssp crinita
  • Tubercule: 8 – 13 spirals, short cylindrical, keeled ventrally, 6 mm long and 3 mm wide.
  • Axil: With a little wool, mostly naked, but with 8 white hair-like bristles from 15 mm long.
  • Radial spine: 24 – 26, 8 mm long, nearly hair-like, smooth, yellowish white to white, semi-stiff, in the upper part of the body strongly ascending, later horizontal.
  • Central spine: 4 – 5, upper three 10 mm long, the lowest hooked and to 25 mm long, all slender acicular, smooth to somewhat pubescent, whitish yellow in youth, becoming golden yellow to brownish yellow.
  • Flower: Funnelform, cream yellowish or pale pinkish with reddish brown mid-veins on the outer petals,15 mm long and 12 mm wide.
  • Fruit: Red, clavate, small, 8 mm long and 3 mm wide.
  • Seed: Brownish black, oval with lateral hilum, 1 mm in diameter.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe): March – April.
  • Minimum temperature: 5 – 10? C.
  • Habitat Substrate: Between lime stone rocks, under bushes in black humus.
  • Geographic Distribution: Mexico, San Luis Potosi, near Real de Catorce. Altitude 2500 meter.
  • Comments: The type plant of crinita ssp crinita have a bigger body, aurihamata have watery sap and less radials.
  • Bibliography: Craig: The Mammillaria Handbook: 153 – 154 and Mitteilungsblatt des AfM: 1/91; 6 – 11

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aurihamata


Mammillaria Crinita/Mammillaria crinita ssp crinita (syn M. aurihamata ML419) – Photo Franck Martin – Collection du Jardin Exotique de Monaco.jpg


Mammillaria Crinita/Mammillaria crinita ssp crinita (syn. M. aurihamata – ML 419 – Photo Michel Lacoste 2.jpg


Mammillaria Crinita/Mammillaria crinita ssp crinita (syn. M. aurihamata – ML 419 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


Mammillaria Crinita/Mammillaria crinita ssp crinita (syn. M. aurihamata) – Photo Hugo De Cock.jpg


Mammillaria Crinita/Mammillaria crinita ssp crinita (syn. M. schelhasii var aurihamata) – Photo Franck Martin – Collection du Jardin Exotique de Monaco.jpg


Maps Distribution/Mammillaria crinita ssp crinita (syn. M. aurihamata) – distribution map.jpg