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Mammillaria bernalensis

  • First description by Reppenhagen, Die Gattung Mammillaria : 151; 694 – 695 (1987)

  • Body: Club shaped to short cylindrical, later forming massive clumps, 45 – 200 mm high and 50 – 80 mm in diameter, sunken apically, dark green body.
  • Roots: Fibrous.
  • Sap: With latex.
  • Now referred to: compressa ssp compressa
  • Tubercule: Thick pyramidal, keeled, closely set.
  • Axil: With white wool and a few bristles.
  • Radial spine: 1 – 3, white or brown, 1 – 3 mm long.
  • Central spine: 3 – 5, needle-like, the lowest the longest, straight, stiff, chalky white with brown tip.
  • Flower: Bell shaped, dull pink to dull carmine, 15 – 20 mm long and in diameter.
  • Fruit: Club-shaped, glossy red, 15 – 25 mm long and 4 – 6 mm thick. Ripens 6 months after flowering.
  • Seed: Brown, club-shaped, 1 mm long and 0,8 mm wide. Hilum small and subbasal. Selfsterile
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe): April – mai.
  • Minimum temperature: 5 – 10?C.
  • Habitat Substrate: In rocky area in granitic sand between bushes and in drains.
  • Geographic Distribution: Mexico, Queretaro, near San Pablo Toliman. Altitude 1600 – 2300 m.
  • Comments: Compressa ssp compressa has no central spines and bernalensis has rudimentary radials.
  • Bibliography: Reppenhagen, Die gattung mammillaria 1987.

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