Mammillaria pectinifera () Mammillaria pectinifera in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Mammillaria pectinifera ist eine Pflanzenart aus der Gattung Mammillaria in der Familie der Kakteengewächse (Cactaceae). Das Artepitheton pectinifera. Compare with M. solisoides (sometimes considered Mammillaria pectinifera ssp. solisoides) which has radial spines in pectinate arrangement, but much less so.

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Mammillaria solisioides Photo by: Most current texts place it under the genus Mammillaria, while some still use the name Solisia. A nice clumped specimen. This species has in the past been included under the genus Pelycyphora due to its very similar pectinate spines.

The species flowers from December to March. The climate is semi-dry, hot, with summer rains and slight temperature oscillations.

Mammillaria pectinifera has a fairly large tap root, and should be kept in a deep pot with a very draining mineral substrate. Slow growing, this plant is very rot prone and temperamental when cultivated on its own roots, but it is easy to grow if grafted.


This icon appears next to images that have been 3rd party verified. Yellow to yellowish white, to 14 mm long. Mammillaria pectinifera Morphology Identifying Characteristics: Click here to view them all!

Mammillaria pectinifera

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Mammillaria pectinifera group. To view publication details for this taxon and related synonyms Click Here.

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But be careful with watering, which all thick rooted species require rot sensitive. The major threats are mining rock for construction, dumping of rubbish, collecting plants for horticulture and grazing of cattle and goats. Direct sow after last mxmmillaria. Mammillaria pectinifera Solisia pectinataTecamachalco, Puebla, Mexico. This small cactus appears above the ground as a squat, spherical stemcentrally depressedcompletely covered by flattened spines, and usually solitary.

This species has abiotic nurses i. Mammillaria solisioides has a fairly large tap root, and should be kept in a deep pot with a very draining mineral substrate.

Small, red a maturity, barely emerging above the spines. To view a chart comparing alternate taxonomy Click Here. Bois Dictionaire d’Horticulture 2: Fertilize every 2 weeks with diluted high potassium fertilizer when the plant is in bud.


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In either case, this species is quite unique among Mammillaria-flowered plants in that it is the only such species with dramatically pectinate comb-like spines. Light shade or full sun exposures.

Click any picture below to enlarge. Reproduction in habitat starts at an age of eight years.

Keep dry during the winter rest. Listed in CITES appendix I The species is classified as endangered because of habitat destruction, grazing of livestock, mining rock for construction, and dumping of rubbish. Mammillaria pectinifera Mammillaria pectinifera pecginifera. Grows under bushes and other vegetation on alkaline soils with relatively high surface stoniness and high water retention capacity. Medium-sized in a ring around the sides of the globe, white to pink with pectiniferaa mid-strip, mm long and also in diameter.