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Mammillaria crassa

  • First description by Reppenhagen: Die gattung Mammillaria nach dem heutigen stand meines wissens 1987; 139 – 141, 194 und 216 .

  • Body: Solitary, flattened globose, 40 – 80 mm high and 50 – 90 mm in diameter, sunken apex covered with wool and spines.
  • Roots: Fat taproot.
  • Sap: With latex.
  • Now referred to: Wagneriana
  • Tubercule: Wide set, firm, dark green, conical, 12 – 14 mm long and wide, with rounded tip.
  • Axil: Naked or with a little bit wool .
  • Radial spine: 7 – 9, needle like, 4 – 9 mm long, the uppermost the shortest, irregularly radiating, spreading, reddish or brown with dark tip.
  • Central spine: 1 – 3, thicker than the radials, 7 – 15 mm long, straight or somewhat curving, smooth, with thicker base, brown to reddish or black.
  • Flower: Funnelform, 20 – 25 mm long and in diameter, whitish pink with darker midstripe.
  • Fruit: Ovoid, whitish pink with greenish tip, 13 – 16 mm long and 5 – 7 mm wide. Ripens 3 months after flowering.
  • Seed: Shell-shaped, keeled, brown, 1,1 mm long and 0,7 mm wide. Hilum subbasal.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe): Mai – june.
  • Minimum temperature: 5 – 10?C.
  • Habitat Substrate: On mountain side between volcanic rocks.
  • Geographic Distribution: Mexico; Aguascalientes, near Colomos. Altitude 1800 m.
  • Comments: Crassa has a much smaller body, conical tubercles, less radial spines with different coloration and less, shorter central spines.
  • Bibliography: AfM – LBS Lieferung 09/94 Linzen.

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Mammillaria Wagneriana/Mammillaria wagneriana (syn. M. crassa) – Photo Hugo De Cock.jpg


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