Mammillaria bombycina - Cacti and Succulents

Mammillaria bombycina

Silken Pincushion

Designation VERY tentative

Scientific classification

Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Cactaceae
Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Cacteae
Subtribe: Cactinae
Genus: Mammillaria
Species: M. bombycina

Mammillaria bombycina (silken pincushion cactus) is native to Jalisco and Aguascalientes states, in western central Mexico. Because of illegal collecting, the wild population is considered to have a vulnerable status.

It grows to 20 cm (8 in) tall and spreads indefinitely via offsets. The bulbous tubercles, surrounded by downy white hairs, have short white spines and much longer brown curved spines. Circular clusters of deep pink flowers are borne on the upper surface in spring and summer.

                         – Wikipedia.

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