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Mammillaria craigii

  • First description by Lindsay; Cactus and Succulent Journal (U.S.) 14(8): 107 – 109. 1942

  • Body: Flattened globular, solitary, apex slightly depressed, to 15 cm high and 20 cm in diameter.
  • Roots: Fiberous.
  • Sap: With latex.
  • Now referred to: sonorensis
  • Tubercule: Pyramidal, in youth becoming rounded, to 15 mm long and 13 mm wide at base.
  • Axil: With white wool.
  • Radial spine: 5- 9, in youth to 12, 4 – 12 mm long, upper 3 shorter, lower longest, all fine acicular, straight, smooth, mostly stiff to semiflexuous, base slightly enlarged, brownish golden, markedly ascending.
  • Central spine: 1 – 3, mostly 2, 10 – 20 mm long, lower longest, all slender acidular, stiff, smooth, nearly straight, upper slightly recurved, all slightly enlarged at base, brownish golden.
  • Flower: Deep purplish pink with darker midstripes, campanulate, to 20 mm long and 25 mm wide,
  • Fruit: Red, clavate, 8 mm wide and 12 mm long.
  • Seed: Light brown to brown, 1,2 mm long and 0,9 mm wide, curved pyriform.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe): March – April.
  • Minimum temperature: 5 – 10? C.
  • Habitat Substrate: Humus soil on red volcanic tuff.
  • Geographic Distribution: Mexico, Chihuahua, near Choro and Samachique. Altitude 1100 – 2100 m.
  • Comments: A much bigger body than sonorensis with more radial and central spines.
  • Bibliography: AfM – LBS Lieferung 09/94 Linzen

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Mammillaria Sonorensis/Mammillaria sonorensis (syn. M. craigii) – Photo Hugo De Cock.jpg


Maps Distribution/Mammillaria sonorensis (syn. M. craigii) – distribution map .jpg