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  Mammillaria polythele fa. inermis
(Syn: Mammillaria polythele "Sin pico")
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Flowers rose to pinkish purple from spring to late summer.

Description: Solitary, columnar upright-growing species, usually erect but sometimes sprawling that looks a bit like a green pine cone, stem blue green with latex up to 8-10 cm in diameter, 30-40 (60) tall. Tubercles Prominent, globular conical clothed in white wool with few or no spines.
Flowers: Many rose to pinkish purple irregularly distributed near crown, up to 10 mm  long, 12 mm in diameter, with a very long flowering time from spring to summer, Fruit: Club shaped, red.
Remarks: A rare peculiarity of this plant is that the flowers are produced either from the axil and from the apex of the tubercles too.

 

 

 

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Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific name:  Mammillaria polythele "inermis"

Origin Garden origin (Nursery produced cultivar)

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.

Synonyms:  

  • M. polythele forma nuda
  • M. polythele "sin pico"
  • M. hidalgensis v.tulensis
  • M. tulosa
  • M. stachellos v. tulosa


M. polythele inermis looks a bit like a green pine cone with few or no spines. The apex is clothed in white wool.
 

 



 

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