Mammillaria plumosa F A C Weber 1898

FEATHER CACTUS

Chilita plumosa (F. A. C. Weber) Orcutt 1926, Ebnerella plumosa (F. A. C. Weber) Buxbaum 1951

Plants forming low, dense mounds to 40 cm (16 in) wide. Stems globose, light green, 6-7 cm (2.4-2.8 in) high and in diameter. Tubercles very soft, cylindrical, without latex, axils woolly. Central spines absent. Radial spines about 40, plumose, white, 3-7 mm (to 0.3 in) long. Flowers white, to 15 mm (0.6 in) long. Fruits club shaped, deep purplish rose, to 15 mm (0.6 in) long. Seeds blackish brown to black. Distribution: Coahuila and Nuevo León, Mexico. Mammillaria plumosa is listed in Appendix I of cites.

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