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Cactaceae Mammillaria Haw.
 Syn. Pl. Succ. 177. 1812
 
Mammillaria  bombycina   Quehl
Monatsschr. Kakteenk. 20: 149 (fig.). 1910
(Ebnerella bombycina)
very low water requirement part shade exposure
 




   Native to Mexico
 
Mammillaria elongata   DC.
in Mem. Mus. Par. xvii. (1828) 109.
(Leptocladia elongata, Anhalonium elongatum)
very low water requirement full sun exposure








   This Mexican native has small white flowers in spring.
 
Mammillaria elongata hybrid  
very low water requirement full sun exposure



   A good container plant, this hybrids' green, 1" thick, branching cylindrical stems are protected by a layer of yellowish tan spines, that give the plant a pale yellowish tint.  In spring it has small, light pink flowers, borne on a ring near the tips of these stems.
 
Mammillaria plumosa   Web.
in Bois, Dict. Hortic. 804. 1898
(Ebnerella plumosa)
very low water requirement


   In spring, small fragrant light yellow flowers poke through the soft white feather-like spines that cover the 2" to 3" clump forming stems.  This Mexican native is prone to rot, especially when water regularly becomes trapped under the feathery spines.


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Mammillaria page last updated: April 15, 2010.