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Mammillaria pseudoperbella

  • First description by Quehl; Monatschrift f?r kakteenkunde 19: 188, (1909).

  • Body: Solitary, globose at first, later cylindric. 50 – 200 mm high and 50 – 70 mm in diameter, apex sunken, dull green.
  • Roots: Fibrous.
  • Sap: With latex.
  • Now referred to:
  • Tubercule: Cylindric, firm, 6 – 7 mm long and 2 mm wide.
  • Axil: Naked or with a little bit wool and bristles.
  • Radial spine: 20 – 26, 1 – 3 mm long, bristle-like, somewhat horizontal radiating, white.
  • Central spine: 0 – 2, sometimes one pointing upwards and longer, 1 – 3 mm long, awl – shaped, straight, smooth, thicker and dark brown at base, brown with black tip.
  • Flower: Funnelform, 10 – 12 mm long and in diameter, carmine pink with darker midstripe.
  • Fruit: Club-shaped, deep dull pinkish-red, 10 – 15 mm long and 2 – 3 mm wide. Ripens 7 months after flowering. Selfsterile.
  • Seed: Brown, club-shaped, 1 mm long and 0,8 mm wide. Hilum small and subbasal.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe): April – mai.
  • Minimum temperature: 5 – 10?C.
  • Habitat Substrate: Between rocks in humus soil.
  • Geographic Distribution: Mexico; Queretaro near Higuerillas, San Luis Potosi near Realejos. Altitude 1500 – 2800 m.
  • Comments: Pilbeam has not yet accepted this one as a valid species as it was for years unfindable. But founded back later by Wendel Minnich in Queretaro, let’s hope it will one day be accepted as being a good species.
    Pseudoperbella is not a rarity in our collections and seems to be true to the description.
  • Bibliography: Reppenhagen: Die gattung Mammillaria nach dem heutigen stand meines wissens 1987; 222, 564 – 565.

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Mammillaria Pseudoperbella/Mammillaria pseudoperbella – ML 99 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


Mammillaria Pseudoperbella/Mammillaria pseudoperbella – Photo Hugo de Cock 1.jpg


Mammillaria Pseudoperbella/Mammillaria pseudoperbella – Photo Hugo de Cock 2.jpg


Maps Distribution/Mammillaria pseudoperbella – distribution map.jpg