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Mammillaria knippeliana

  • First description by Quehl; Monatschrift f?r kakteenkunde 17 (4) : 59 – 60, (1907).

  • Body: Solitary at first, later clumping or dividing dichotomously, slightly sunken apex, 7 – 8 cm high and to 6 cm in diameter.
  • Roots: Fibrous.
  • Sap: With latex.
  • Now referred to:
  • Tubercule: Pyramidal, four – angled, rounded dorsally, 8 mm long and 5 mm wide at base.
  • Axil: With white wool and a few white bristles .
  • Radial spine: 4 – 8, mostly 3 – 10 mm long, straight, stiff, smooth, the lowest and the uppermost the longest, acicular, ascending, white with red or brown tip.
  • Central spine: Absent.
  • Flower: Funnelform, 15 mm long and 10 mm in diameter, yellowish white with reddish-brown tips.
  • Fruit: Club-shaped, carmine, 15 mm long and 5 – 6 mm wide. Selfsterile.
  • Seed: Dull brown, curved pyriform, 0,9 mm long and 0,6 mm wide. Hilum subbasal.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe): April – mai.
  • Minimum temperature: 5 – 10?C.
  • Habitat Substrate: In rocky ground with lots of humus.
  • Geographic Distribution: Mexico, Morelos, near San Rafael. Altitude 1100 – 1300 m.
  • Comments: Not classified by Pilbeam, provisionally accepted by Hunt. Belongs in the polyedrae group and is very related to M. beiselli and M. tropica.
  • Bibliography: AfM – LBS Lieferung 09/98 Linzen.

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