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  Mammillaria aureilanata CACTUSPEDIA       

 


In cultivation it will soon make a showing ball with soft white or golden hairs and cream-white to pink flowers.

 

Description: Globular cactus, generally solitary.
Stem: Depressed globose, glossy dark green without latex, to 7.5 cm high up to 10 cm in diameter, tuberous basally.
Tubercle: Cylindrical, widely separated,with watery sap, 12 mm. long, 2-3 mm. wide at base.
Spines: Only radials 25 - 30, bristly, flexible hair-like transparent white to yellowish.
Roots: Fat taproot.
Flowers: Bell shaped, 15 - 30 mm long and in diameter the Mammillaria aureilanata var. alba has creamy flowers in winter while the Mammillaria aureilanata var. aureilanata has large pink flowers.
Blooming season: Flowers from February to April.
Fruits: Pinkish-white, club-shaped.
Seeds: Black.
 


Mammillaria aureilanata "alba"
 


Spines are all radials bristle-like, white to yellowish.
 


The fat tap roots.


It starts flowering when still very small.


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Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific name:  Mammillaria aureilanata Backeb.
Published in:: by Backeberg, Beitr. Sukk. u.-pflege 13 (1938)

OriginMexico, State San Luis Potosi, North of San Luis Potosí in a small area in the lower parts of Tezontle hill 1300- 1900 m (Villar, Estación La Ventura, Cerritos, Guadalcázar )

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.

Common Names include:

Etymology: The species name "aureilanata" comes from the Latin for 'golden wool'.  The variety "alba" has witish to creamy flowers.

Synonyms:

  • Ebnerella aureilanata (Backeberg) Buxbaum 1951

  • Mammillaria cephalophora
  • Mammillaria aureilanata var. alba Backeberg 1961
  • Chilita aureilanata (Backeberg) Buxbaum 1954
     


Spines are all radials bristle-like, transparent white to yellowish.
 

 



Cultivation: It is a  rapid growing  species .  Water regularly in summer, but do not overwater (Rot prone) It will need a pot with sufficient depth to allow the tap root. with good drainage and a very porous potting media,  keep dry in winter. Feed with a high potassium fertilizer  in summer. It is quite frost resistant if kept dry (hardy to  -5° C) Outside full sun or afternoon shade, inside needs bright light, and some direct sun.

Propagation: Direct sow after last frost. (seldom produces offsets)



 

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