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Origin and Habitat: Garden origin (Nursery produced cultivar)
Mammillaria herrerae f. monstuosa hort.
Accepted name in llifle Database:
Mammillaria herrerae Werderm.
Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 11: 276. 1931
- Mammillaria herrerae Werderm.
Mammillaria herrerae f. cristata hort.
Description: It is usually seen as grafted plant, full sun to partial shade are needed to keep the plant compact with a dense white spination. Provide very good ventilation. Hardy to -5°C for short periods.
Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Mammillaria herrerae group
- Mammillaria herrerae Werderm.: It is small growing cactus that look like a little golf ball. It usually stays solitary, or occasionally clusters from the base. Radial spines up to 100 (or more), unequal, interlacing, bristly, white or grey, 1-5 mm long.
- Mammillaria herrerae f. cristata hort.: Crested form.
- Mammillaria herrerae f. monstuosa hort.: monstrous form.
Mammillaria herrerae f. monstuosa Photo by: Cactus Art
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Cultivation and Propagation: This is a nice freely offsetting monstrous form of Mammillaria herrerae,
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