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  Mammillaria wohlschlageri CACTUSPEDIA       

 


Mammillaria wohlschlagerii Ignacio Allende Dur, MX

 

Description:  Plants are usually unbranched or slowly clustering, deep-seated in substrate, and inconspicuous.
Stems:
  Flat-globular ,  1 to 3 cm high, 2.5 - 6 cm in diameter. The axil is naked.
Roots:
Diffuse, not enlarged.
Radial spiness: 26 - 36, glassy white, brown tipped, 2 - 6 mm long.
Central spines:
Absent.

Flowers: 18 - 20 mm long, 16 - 18 mm in diameter, white or cream, usually with sharply defined midstripes of  tan-pink or brown,
Blooming season: From January to March
Fruits: Scarlet, cylindrical or clavate, 10-25 mm long, with floral remnant persistent, ripening in June August.

Cultivation: This plant has not the fame to be easy to cultivate, but in good conditions with excellent ventilation, it grows without difficulty. It is especially sensitive to overwatering. So careful watering and an open mineral potting soil are a must. Avoid the use of peat or other humus sources in the potting mixture. Don't add limestone to the potting mix which must be moderately acidic. Can be sensitive to frost (but if dry they are resistant to -5 C). Requires maximum sun exposure to reach its full potential and  to achieve success in flowering. A winter rest that allows the plant to shrivel (perhaps losing up to 25% of its summer height) will encourage flowering and long time survival. Be careful to encourage slow growth. Provide very good ventilation.
Propagation:
Direct sow after last frost. (it usually doesn't  produces offsets).

Photo of conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and cultivars of the Lasiacanthae group. (This taxon has lots of synonyms  whit several controversial varieties and subspecies)

Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific name:  Mammillaria wohlschlageri Reppenhagen 1987

OriginZacatecas, Mexico. Altitude 2.100 - 2.400 m.

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.

Synonyms:  

  • Mammillaria lasiacantha subsp. hyaline Glass & Foster
     Cact. Succ. J. (US) 42(3): 111, fig. 31 (1970)
  • Escobariopsis lasiacantha subsp. wohlschlageri


This is one of the most beautiful species, with a flat fuzzy stem and creamy flowers blooming abundantly in late winter-to early spring.

 

 


 

 

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