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Coryphantha macromeris (Engelm. in Wisliz.) Lem.
Cactées 35. 1868 [Aug 1868]
Family: CACTACEAE

Coryphantha macromeris Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
(DJF1353 El Paso, TX. ) It is a hardy cactus with long, dark spines which branches profusely, ultimately forming low mats or hemispheric mounds to 100 cm diameter. The blooms are large bright lavender to magenta over long periods from March to early September.

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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Coryphantha macromeris (Engelm. in Wisliz.) Lem.
Cactées 35. 1868 [Aug 1868]
Synonymy: 6 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Coryphantha macromeris subs. runyonii (Britton & Rose) N.P.Taylor
Cactaceae Consensus Init. 6: 15. 1998
Synonymy: 6
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Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Long Mamma Foxtail-Cactus, Big Needle Cactus, Big Nipple Cory-Cactus, Long Mamma, Nipple Beehive Cactus, Dona Ana
SPANISH (Español): Doña Ana, Biznaga-Partida, Doñana
TARAHUMARA: Dona-ra

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Coryphantha macromeris group

  • Coryphantha macromeris (Engelm. in Wisliz.) Lem.: (subsp. macromeris) has green stems up to 15 cm tall and tubercles up to 15 mm long. Distribution: USA(New Mexico, Texas) and Mexico (hihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, San Luis Potosí, Tamaulipas and Zacatecas).
  • Coryphantha macromeris subs. runyonii (Britton & Rose) N.P.Taylor: has gray-green stems up to only 7.5 cm tall and tubercles up to 7.5 mm long; It is found near sea level on the plain of the Rio Grande.


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