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Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Fruit: Showy
Flower Color: White
Other: White with reddish mid veins
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Conservation status: Vulnerable (VU)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Vulnerable
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Common names
  • Biznaga de Otero
  • Mammillaria

Comments:
  • Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Aug 19, 2019 7:38 PM concerning plant:
    Small, profusely clumping Mammillaria from northwestern Oaxaca with whitish flowers (with brownish red midveins) and striking globose red fruit (an unusual shape for the genus) to about 1cm wide. Described in 1975. Named for Felipe Otero. Found in high altitude (~2000m) forests. Stems to 1.6 inches in diameter, 1 inch high. Strongly hooked central spine. Wooly or hairy axils. Offsets are easily separated, and regular removal favors growth of the main stem. Pollinated by insects. Conservation status: Vulnerable.

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