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Mammillaria saxicola

  • First description by Reppenhagen, Die Gattung Mammillaria: 160 ; 712 – 713; 1987

  • Body: Flattened globose to cylindrical, solitary at first, later branching to form large clumps , 40 – 100 mm high and 50 – 80 mm in diameter, sunken apex covered with spines.
  • Roots: Fibrous.
  • Sap: With latex.
  • Now referred to: magnimamma
  • Tubercule: Medium set, conical, firm, 9 – 12 mm long and 5 – 7 mm wide with rounded tip, olive green or reddish.
  • Axil: With little white wool.
  • Radial spine: 6 – 8, glassy yellow with brown tip, 2 – 5 mm long, stiff bristle like, the uppermost the shortest, radiating.
  • Central spine: 1 – 2, needle like, the lowest the longest, straight or curving, 7 – 40 mm long, glassy yellow or brown with long dark tip.
  • Flower: Whitish with indistinct brownish pink midstripe, 20 – 22 mm long and in diameter, bell-shaped.
  • Fruit: Red, 10 – 20 mm long and 5 – 7 mm wide, club-shaped, ripens 10 months after flowering.
  • Seed: Brown, oblong, 1 mm long and 0,8 mm wide. Hilum subbasal. Selfsterile.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe): Mai – june.
  • Minimum temperature: 3 – 8 ?C
  • Habitat Substrate: In reddish lava with black humus. In a warm, humid climate without great changes in temperature.
  • Geographic Distribution: Mexico, Queretaro and the border of San Luis Potosi, near Arroyo Seco. Altitude 700 m.
  • Comments: Saxicola differs from magnimamma by the olive green body color, flowercolor, more radial spines and the presence of central spines.
  • Bibliography: Reppenhagen, Die Gattung Mammillaria: volume 2 1987

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Mammillaria Magnimamma/Mammillaria magnimamma (syn. M. saxicola) – ML 209 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


Mammillaria Magnimamma/Mammillaria magnimamma (syn. M. saxicola) – ML 73 – Photo Michel Lacoste.jpg


Mammillaria Magnimamma/Mammillaria magnimamma (syn. M. saxicola) – Photo Franck Martin – Collection du Jardin Exotique de Monaco.jpg


Maps Distribution/Mammillaria magnimamma (syn. M. saxicola) – distribution map.jpg