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Mammillaria erythra

  • First description by Reppenhagen: Die gattung Mammillaria nach dem heutigen stand meines wissens 1987; Herausgeber AfM, 1987: 180 – 182 , 199 und 222.

  • Body: Solitary, flattened globose, sunken apex, 40 – 90 mm high and 70 – 300 mm in diameter, dull green, in habitat reddish.
  • Roots: Fibrous.
  • Sap: With latex.
  • Now referred to: mystax
  • Tubercule: Pyramidal, firm, four – angled, keeled, 15 – 18 mm long and 12 – 15 mm wide.
  • Axil: With short white wool and 3 – 10 short, glassy white with reddish brown tip, straight bristles.
  • Radial spine: 0 – 8, needle like, straight, smooth, whitish to brown, 2 – 6 mm long.
  • Central spine: 1 – 4, the uppermost the longest, needle like, straight or slightly curving, with thicker base, glassy brown with black tip, to 50 mm long.
  • Flower: Carmine, funnelform, 18 – 22 mm long and 10 – 12 mm in diameter, not flowering frequently.
  • Fruit: Dark carmine, club-shaped, 10 – 15 mm long and 3 – 5 mm wide, ripens 5 months after flowering.
  • Seed: Brown, flattened keeled, 1,2 mm long and 0,8 mm wide. Hilum subbasal.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe): From mai till september.
  • Minimum temperature: 5 – 10?C.
  • Habitat Substrate: On lava rocks in a very humus substrate.
  • Geographic Distribution: Mexico, Vera Cruz near Azumbitla; Puebla near Acultzingo. Altitude 1850 m.
  • Comments: Darker flowers, characteristic epidermis, solitary growth and the body size are the differences with mystax. Erythra is a connection between m. mystax and m. sartori.
  • Bibliography: AfM – LBS Lieferung 09/94 Linzen.

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Mammillaria Mystax/Mammillaria mystax (syn. M. erythra) – ML 271 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


Maps Distribution/Mammillaria mystax (syn. M. erythra) – distribution map.jpg