Plant ID forum: Cactus in bloom. Know what kind it is?

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Name: Trux
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Oct 8, 2013 5:27 AM CST
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Oct 8, 2013 7:17 AM CST
Hi Trux! Welcome! to ATP. That sure is a beautiful little cactus but I don't know cacti so I can't help with an ID but hopefully someone more familiar with them will come along soon and be able to help.
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Swayback
Oct 8, 2013 8:07 AM CST
It's almost certainly a mammillaria, as for the species, I do not know!

It shouldn't be TOO hard to properly id, but there's ALOT of mams.
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Name: Mark Mallon
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a2b1c3
Oct 8, 2013 11:02 AM CST
this is very helpfull http://cactiguide.com/habitsearch/
if not try to post pics at http://www.cactiguide.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=3
for my money i second mammillaria
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Oct 9, 2013 11:06 AM CST
Rosemarie posted on the cactus and succulent forum and I'm copying and pasting her comment below:

[Okay, somewhat difficult to say...I believe it is a type of Mammillaria. It looks to be dichotomous (branching-splitting into 2 heads). Mammillaria perbella & ,parkinsonii are known to do this (although they are not the only ones). They are both variable. I think M. perbella has darker pink blooms, so I'm leaning toward M. parkinsonii. This is a very large genus, so that's my best educated guess.]

I googled and found this photo for comparison: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/304350/
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