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Mammillaria luethyi forma cristata

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Cristation in this plant is unstable and defasciation occurs all the times.  
That is the linear meristem turns into a number of small apical meristems that form normal shoots.


 

Notes: The defasciation is a process leading to longitudinal cleavage of a linear crest, rather to the complete division of the stem into individual normal shoots. Crests may remain at any stage for a long time. But at the stage of brain-shaped crest when the curves begin to crowd defasciation occurs rather often. That is the linear meristem turns into a number of small apical meristems that form normal shoots. More seldom defasciation occurs without any reason at an earlier stage of the development of the crest.

 

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Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific name:  Mammillaria luethyi,
Published by G.S. Hinton in Phytologia, January 1996.

forma cristata.

Origin Garden origin (Nursery produced cultivar)

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.

 


A small crest grafted on  Opuntia compressa
 

 


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