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Mammillaria brevicrinita
(Syn: Mammillaria crinita ssp. crinita)

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Mammillaria brevicrinita REP1127 Labor Vieja, San Luis Potosí, Mexico 1200m
 

Description: Plants solitary or clustering.
Stems: Globose, dark green, 1 - 8 cm high and in diameter.
 Without latex.
Tubercles: Tubercles not compact, conical to cylindrical.
 Axil with some with bristles, sparsely woolly.
Radial spine
s: 10 - 29, flattened against the stem surface, white, finely pubescent, 6 - 9 mm long.
Central spine
s: 0 - 7, awl-shaped, yellowish to red to dark brown,  8-16 mm long, one or two hooked.
Flower
s: Funnel-form, less deeply set, yellowish white, 10 - 20 mm long and in diameter.
Fruit
s: Globose to ovate, green to bright red.
Seeds: Brownish black, coarsely pitted.

Cultivation: An easy species in cultivation, with offsets formed at irregular intervals.  Water regularly in summer, but do not over-water (rot prone).  Use a pot 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 as low as -5° C (some reports give it hardy to -12°C).  Outside full sun or afternoon shade, inside it needs bright light, and some direct sun.
Propagation: Direct sow after last frost,  division. Offsets are easily detached and rooted.
 

Photo of conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Mammillaria crinita complex  (This taxon has lots of synonyms (like most mammillaria) with several controversial varieties and subspecies):

Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific Name: Mammillaria brevicrinita Reppenhagen 1987

OriginSan Luis Potosi, Mexico.  Altitude about 1200-1400 m

Synonym:

  • Mammillaria crinita A. P. de Candolle
    Mem. Mus. Nat. Hist. Paris, 17: 112 (1828)


 

 

 



 

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