Mammillaria moelleriana Boedeker 1924

Ebnerella moelleriana (Boedeker) Buxbaum 1951, Chilita moelleriana

(Boedeker) Buxbaum 1954 Mammillaria cowperae Shurly 1959

Plants solitary. Stems flattened globose to short cylindrical, glossy green, to 11 cm (4.3 in) high and 10 cm (3.9 in) in diameter. Tubercles firm, cylindrical to ovoid, without latex, axils woolly at first, later naked. Central spines 8-10, honey yellow to dark reddish brown, with yellow bases, 20-30 mm (0.8-1.2 in) long, lower 2-4 hooked, upper ones shorter and straight. Radial spines 35-50, white with yellow bases, needlelike, 7-9 mm (0.3-0.4 in) long. Flowers white to yellow with pink midveins to clear pink with darker midveins, to 20 mm (0.8 in) long and in diameter. Fruits club shaped, greenish white, to 15 mm (0.6 in) long. Seeds black. Distribution: Du-rango and Zacatecas, Mexico.

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