Plants forming clusters. Stems globose, to 3 cm (1.2 in) high and 3.5 cm (1.4 in) in diameter. Tubercles cylindrical, without latex, axils with as many as 12 white thin bristles to 5 mm
long. Central spines 8-9, white with darker tips, 5-6 mm (0.2 in) long, one erect and either straight or hooked, others surrounding it. Radial spines 35-40, hairlike, shiny white. Flowers white with red midveins, to 15 mm (0.6 in) long and 12 mm (0.5 in) in diameter. Fruits red. Seeds black. Distribution: Guanajuato, Mexico.
Mammillaria scrippsiana (Britton 8cRose) Orcutt 1926 Neomammillaria scrippsiana Britton & Rose 1923 Mammillaria pseudoscrippsiana Backeberg 1952
Plants solitary, sometimes clustering. Stems globose to short cylindrical, blue-green, to 10 cm (3.9 in) high and in diameter. Tubercles firm, nearly oval, with latex, axils very woolly. Central spines usually 2, brown, slightly divergent, 5-10 mm (0.2-0.4 in) long. Radial spines 8-10, slender, bristle-like, pink with reddish tips, to 7 mm (0.3 in) long. Flowers wide funnelform, pinkish yellow to deep purplish pink, to 10 mm (0.4 in) long and in diameter. Fruits club shaped, whitish pink to red. Seeds brown. Distribution: Jalisco, Nayarit, Du-rango, and Zacatecas, Mexico.
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