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Mammillaria cv. Caterpincy


Mammillaria cv. Caterpincy Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
(Above in the square pot) and Mammillaria crinita subs. painteri f. monstruosa cristata (Below in the round pot) is a monstrose, this are two old very similar cultivar with really weird shapes characterized by reduced or absent spines, free branching, and small pink flower.


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

  • Mammillaria cv. Blando I.Blando: Has very odd pectinated spines, that varies in number and density depending on clones.
  • Mammillaria cv. Caterpincy: has very reduced bristly or absent spines. It offsets from the base to form a small cluster or mound. It is very similar to: Mammillaria crinita subs. painteri f. monstruosa (if not the same)
  • Mammillaria cv. Cettina: It shows an abnormal uncoordinated form of vegetative growth, with a multitude of condensed lateral proliferation and plant looks more like a strange furry animal than a cactus.
  • Mammillaria cv. Chiara Blando I.Blando: has extremely elongated areoles, 7-20 mm long and 3-5 mm broad, which are conspicuous, in relief, densely covered with dull white felt and few tiny white bristles.
  • Mammillaria hybrid cv. Dolichothele x Un Pico: a supposed hybrid between a Dolichothele longimamma and Mammillaria spinosissima cv. Un Pico. It has orange and yellow central spines that are a thin, little flat, flexible but not hooked.
  • Mammillaria hybrid cv. Toumeya x knippelianus: it is an improbable hybrid between a Toumeya papyracantha and Echinocereus knippelianus or more likely a monstrous form of Mammillaria. Central spines orange, flexible, flat with a bent tip.Radial spines glassy white, bristly.

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Mammillaria cv. Caterpincy Photo by: Cactus Art
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