Description: What is this plant? This rare and unusual cactus was labelled
as an improbable but stricking
hybrid between a
Dolichothele longimamma and
Mammillaria spinosissima cv. UN PICO, however the plant is
presumably a monstrous form of Mammillaria of an unknown
Stem: 4 to 5cm wide, up to 4 cm tall, flattened and soft. The
stem branches abundantly from the base and forms soon large mats.
Ribs: Vertical or spiralling formed by a row of elongated
Central spines: Bright orange and yellow, flexible with a
slightly bent tip, but not hooked. They are also a little flat and not
Radial spines: Very few (often absent) glassy white, bristly.
Roots: Tuberose, juicy.
Flowers: Pink in a ring around the crown. They usually fail to
This plant is also very similar (but not the same) to
Toumeya papyracantha x Echinocereus knippelianus hybrid, actually this
second cultivar has more flattened, curved and shorter central spines,
and more thin white radial spines per areole. Furthermore the "Toumeya
papyracantha x Echinocereus knippelianus hybrid" has swollen pink roots
and its flesh is pink too.