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Mammillaria viridiflora

  • First description by Britton et Rose, the cactaceae 4: 153 (1923)

  • Body: Globular to short oblong, 5 – 10 cm high and 3 – 5 cm in diameter, body hidden under the closely apressed radial spines.
  • Roots: Fibrous.
  • Sap: Without latex.
  • Now referred to: barbata
  • Tubercule: Cylindrical, small, 7 – 12 mm long and 5 – 6 mm wide. Dull green.
  • Axil: Naked.
  • Radial spine: 20 – 30, widely spreading, bristle – like, white with brown tip, 10 – 12 mm long.
  • Central spine: Stouter than the radials, 1,5 – 2 cm long, brown, one or more hooked.
  • Flower: Greenish, narrowly campanulate, 1,5 cm long and 1,5 – 2 cm wide.
  • Fruit: Globose to ovoid, purplish, 10 to 15 mm long, ripens 4 – 7 months after flowering.
  • Seed: Minute, 1 mm long, dark brown.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe): April – mai.
  • Minimum temperature: 5 – 10?C.
  • Habitat Substrate: In rocky gorges, growing in moss with a bit humus.
  • Geographic Distribution: USA; Arizona, near Bowie and Gila county; New Mexico, near Tyrone and Redrock, Altitude about 1400 meter.
  • Comments: Very similar with M. barbata, a few differences ( flowercolor, longer central spines) depending from standing place.
  • Bibliography: AfM – LBS Lieferung 2004 Linzen.

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Mammillaria Barbata/Mammillaria barbata (syn. M. viridiflora) – Photo Hugo De Cock.jpg


Mammillaria Barbata/Mammillaria barbata (syn. M. viridiflora) – SB905 – MG774-96 – Photo Aymeric de Barmon.jpg


Maps Distribution/Mammillaria barbata (syn. M. viridiflora) – distribution map.jpg