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Mammillaria casoi

  • First description by Bravo, Anales del instituto de biologia Mexico 25: 540 – 541. 1954

  • Body: Globose to short cylindrical, 9 – 25 cm high and 7 – 15 cm in diameter, sometimes dividing dichotomously, sunken apically, olive green body.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: With latex.
  • Now referred to: mystax
  • Tubercule: Firm, four – angled pyramidal, 8 – 10 mm long and 14 mm wide at base. Young tubercles are more elliptical in youth.
  • Axil: With white wool and a few bristles, later naked.
  • Radial spine: 5 – 10, the 5 uppermost 1 – 5 mm long, the others to 10 mm long, awl – shaped, white with brown tips.
  • Central spine: 3 – 4 , sometimes 5, the 3 uppermost are 4 – 10 mm long, awl shaped, straight, reddish gray with dark tip, the lowest is very long, to 60 mm, thicker than the others, sometimes curved.
  • Flower: Purplish red, funnelform, not opening widely, 12 mm long and 15 mm in diameter.
  • Fruit: Club-shaped, red, 25 mm long.
  • Seed: Bell-shaped, brown, 1,1 mm long and 0,7 mm wide.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe): April – mai.
  • Minimum temperature: 5 – 10?C.
  • Habitat Substrate: Volcanic rocks.
  • Geographic Distribution: Mexico, Oaxaca, near Tlaxiaco and Suchixtlahuaca.
  • Comments: The bigger tubercles and longer central spines are not enough to separate them from M. mystax.
  • Bibliography: AfM – LBS Lieferung 09/95 Linzen.

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Mammillaria Mystax/Mammillaria mystax (syn. M. casoi) – ML 185 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


Mammillaria Mystax/Mammillaria mystax (syn. M. casoi) – ML 254 Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


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