Biznaga de la Sierra Juarez (Mammillaria deherdtiana) in the Mammillarias Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Fruit: Other: Cryptocarpic
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Other: Magenta, fuchsia
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Oct 6, 2019 4:46 PM

Small, low Mammillaria from southern Mexico with purplish pink flowers. Stems are generally solitary and green, with 0-6 central spines and 20-36 fine radial spines. Axils may have some or no wool. Flowers are bright pinkish purple. Fruit is cryptocarpic. From Oaxaca.

The two subspecies are Mammillaria (Mammillaria deherdtiana subsp. deherdtiana) (8 or more spirals of tubercles, no central spines, 33-36 short radial spines) and Mammillaria (Mammillaria deherdtiana subsp. dodsonii) (8 or fewer spirals, 1-6 dark central spines, 20-21 long radial spines).

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