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Mammillaria grusonii

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Cactaceae
Tribe  Cacteae
Rank  Species
Order  Caryophyllales
Subfamily  Cactoideae
Genus  Mammillaria
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Similar  Mammillaria guillauminiana, Mammillaria brandegeei, Mammillaria berkiana, Mammillaria guerreronis, Mammillaria discolor

Mammillaria grusonii is a cactus in the genus Mammillaria belonging to the family Cactaceae. The epithet grusonii honors the inventor, scientist, industrialist and cacti collector Hermann Gruson of Magdeburg.

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Description

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Mammillaria grusonii usually grows singly. This cactus is spherical to thick cylindrical, bright green, with a diameter of about 25 centimetres (9.8 in). The tubercles are four-angled and contain latex. The axillae are initially woolly, later naked. The spines are straight, reddish and becomes white with age. The two central spines are 0.4 to 0.6 centimeters long, while the 12 to 14 radial spines are 0.6 to 0.8 centimeters long. The pale yellow, bell-shaped flowers are up to 2.5 centimeters long and have an equal diameter. The fruits are bright scarlet and contain brown seeds.

Distribution

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This species can be found in Mexico (in the states of Coahuila and Durango), at an altitude of 800–1,850 metres (2,620–6,070 ft) above sea level.

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References

Mammillaria grusonii Wikipedia


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