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Mammillaria moeller – valdeziana

  • First description by Appenzeller, Mitteilungsbl. AfM 12 (5): 161. 1988

  • Body: Solitary at first, later branching from the base, depressed globose, 20 – 60 mm high and 30 – 60 mm in diameter, dark green.
  • Roots: Fibrous.
  • Sap: Without latex.
  • Now referred to: crinita ssp crinita
  • Tubercule: Cylindric, soft, closely set, 8 – 10 mm long and 3 – 4 mm wide.
  • Axil: Mostly naked, sometimes with thin hairs.
  • Radial spine: 14 – 18, 5 – 7 mm long, bristle like, straight, pubescent, glassy white, irregular radiating.
  • Central spine: 1 – 4, mostly 3, 4 – 8 mm long, needle – like, the lowermost the thickest and hooked, the others straight, sometimes pubescent, all yellowish or brown with thicker base.
  • Flower: Funnel form, 15 – 18 mm long and 13 – 15 mm in diameter, white.
  • Fruit: Slender club – shaped, 15 – 20 mm long and 4 – 5 mm wide, dull red. Ripens a few months after flowering.
  • Seed: Black, 1 mm long and in diameter with basal hilum. Selfertile
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe): July-august.
  • Minimum temperature: 5 – 10?C.
  • Habitat Substrate: On rocky reddish volcanic ground between bushes.
  • Geographic Distribution: Mexico, San Luis Potosi, near Palos Altos and Leoncito. Altitude 1650 meter.
  • Comments: Moeller – valdeziana has less central and radial spines and a darker body color.
  • Bibliography: Reppenhagen: Die gattung Mammillaria 1987.

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Mammillaria Crinita/Mammillaria crinita ssp crinita (syn M. moeller – valdeziana ) – Photo Hugo De Cock.jpg