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- Body: Solitary, sometimes clumping at base, flattened globose to globose, 10 – 50 mm high and 20 – 60 mm in diameter, stems olive green, sunken apex covered with spines.
- Roots: Taproot – like.
- Sap: Without latex.
- Now referred to: crinita ssp crinita
- Tubercule: Cylindrical with rounded tip, soft, closely set, 7 – 10 mm long and 3 – 5 mm wide.
- Axil: Naked.
- Radial spine: 14 – 19, radiating, 4 – 6 mm long, hairlike but stiff, with somewhat thicker yellowish base, glassy white.
- Central spine: 3 – 4, thicker than the radials, the lowest the shortest and hooked, the others straight, with thicker yellowish base, glassy white to yellowish.
- Flower: Funnelform, white or yellowish, 22 – 24 mm long and 15 – 18 mm wide.
- Fruit: Club shaped, 21 – 45 long and 3 – 6 mm wide, dull red. Ripens 6 – 7 months after flowering.
- Seed: Black or brownish black, egg-shaped, 1 mm wide and long, hilum with white arillus. Selffertile.
- Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe): April – mai.
- Minimum temperature: 5 – 10? C.
- Habitat Substrate: On silicat rocks in a bit of humus soil.
- Geographic Distribution: Mexico, San Luis Potosi near La Jolla Zaragoza de Solis. Altitude around 1950 meter.
- Comments: The difference with crinita is that puberula has naked axils, less radial spines and another spine colour.
- Bibliography: Die Gattung Mammillaria: 44; (236 – 237) 1987.
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Mammillaria Crinita/Mammillaria crinita ssp crinita (syn. M. puberula ) – Photo Hugo De Cock.jpg
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