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Mammillaria mystax Mart.
Hort. Reg. Monac. (1829) 127, nomen; et in Nova Acta Phys.-Med. Acad. Caes. Leop.-Carol. Nat. Cur. 16(1): 332. 1832
Family: CACTACEAE

Mammillaria mystax Photo by: Julio C. García

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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Mammillaria mystax Mart.
Hort. Reg. Monac. (1829) 127, nomen; et in Nova Acta Phys.-Med. Acad. Caes. Leop.-Carol. Nat. Cur. 16(1): 332. 1832
Synonymy: 12
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RUSSIAN (Русский): Маммиллярия усатая

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Mammillaria mystax group

  • Mammillaria erythra Repp.: has solitary, flattened, stem to 30 cm Ø, with pyramidal, 4-angled tubercles and shorter spines. The dull-green epidermis redden if exposed to sun light. Distribution: Veracruz (near Azumbitla) border with puebla near Acultzingo.
  • Mammillaria erythra f. ruber Repp., n.n.: has very dark carmine flowers and characteristic epidermis that reddens in full sun. Furthermore it has a solitary growth and a larger stem to 30 cm in diameter. Distribution: Tecamayuca, Veracruz, Mexico.
  • Mammillaria mystax Mart.: has flattened stems with neat pyramid-shape tubercle, with age can offset to form clumps. Spines are of variable length, occasionally up to 7 cm long. Distribution: highlands of southern central Mexico, centering in Puebla, Guerrero and Oaxaca.
  • Mammillaria mystax var. huajuapensis (Bravo) Lizen

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Mammillaria mystax Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
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