Mammillaria gasseriana Boedeker 1927

Ebnerella gasseriana (Boedeker) Buxbaum 1951, Chilita gasseriana

(Boedeker) Buxbaum 1954 Mammillaria viescensis Rogozinski & Appenzeller 1989

Plants branching basally to form clumps. Stems globose to short ovoid with sunken tips, 3-4 cm (1.2-1.6 in) in diameter, covered by white spines. Tubercles densely arranged, cylindrical, rounded apically, without latex, axils naked. Central spines 1-2, sometimes absent, hooked and erect, stout, light brown with dark tips, 4-8 mm (to 0.3 in) long. Radial spines 40-50, sometimes pectinate or flattened against the stem surface, white, 5-8 mm (0.2-0.3 in) long. Flowers wide funnelform, whitish cream with light brown midveins and greenish throats, 7-8 mm (0.3 in) in diameter. Fruits club shaped, brownish red, 6-9 mm (0.2-0.4 in) long. Seeds blackish gray. Distribution: Coahuila, Mexico.

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