Mammillaria elongata - Cacti and Succulents

Mammillaria elongata

Ladyfinger cactus, Gold lace cactus


Origin and Habitat: Mammillaria elongata is endemic to Mexico, where it is distributed in the states of Guanajuato, Hidalgo and Querétaro.
Altitude range: This species grows at about 1,300 to 2,300 metres above sea level.
Habitat and Ecology: This cactus can be found in calcareous soils in matorral. This species is abundant and common over its limited distribution, but mining, land use conversion for agriculture, and habitat degradation due to grazing of goats are impacting some subpopulations of this species.

Source: The Encyclopedia of Cacti

Mammillaria elongata cv. Kopper King: This is a selected form with dark coppery-red spines. In all other characteristics, namely size and shape, flowers, fruits, roots etc. it is very similar to the standard species.

Source: The Encyclopedia of Cacti

Scientific classification

Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Cactaceae
Genus: Mammillaria
Species: M. elongata
Binomial name
Mammillaria elongata                         – Wikipedia.

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