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Genus: Mammillaria

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Core Eudicots > Order: Caryophyllales > Familty: Cactaceae

Species total about 197 and are native from the southwestern USA through to Colombia and Venezuela as well as the Caribbean, with the highest species diversity in Mexico. Twenty-four species have been recorded as being cultivated in southern Africa.

Species cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Mammillaria armillata

Native to Mexico.

 

Mammillaria beneckei

Native to Mexico.

 

Mammillaria bocasana

Native to Mexico.

 

Mammillaria carnea

Native to Mexico.

 

Mammillaria compressa

Native to Mexico.

 

Mammillaria craigii

Native to Mexico.

 

Mammillaria elongata

Native to Mexico.

 

Mammillaria fraileana

Native to Mexico.

 

Mammillaria gracilis

Native to Mexico.

 

Mammillaria hamata

Native to Mexico.

 

Mammillaria heyderi

Native to southwestern USA and Mexico.

 

Mammillaria longimamma

Native to Mexico.

 

Mammillaria magnimamma

Native to Mexico.

 

Mammillaria mainiae

Native to southwestern USA and Mexico.

 

Mammillaria matudae

Native to Mexico.

 

Mammillaria mendeliana

Native to Mexico.

 

Mammillaria nunezii

Native to Mexico.

 

Mammillaria pectinifera

Native to Mexico.

 

Mammillaria perbella

Native to Mexico.

 

Mammillaria prolifera (Texas nipple cactus)

Native to southern USA and the Caribbean.

 

Mammillaria sheldonii

Native to Mexico.

 

Mammillaria sphaerica

Native to Texas and Mexico.

 

Mammillaria spinosissima

Native to Mexico.

 

Mammillaria voburnensis

Native to Mexico and Guatemala.

 

Links

Publications

  • Glen, H.F. 2002. Cultivated Plants of Southern Africa. Jacana, Johannesburg.

  

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