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Mammillaria compressa f. bernalensis (Repp.)


Accepted Scientific Name: Mammillaria compressa DC.
Mém. Mus. Hist. Nat. xvii. (1828) 112.

Mammillaria compressa f. bernalensis Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli


See all synonyms of Mammillaria compressa
Accepted name in llifle Database:
Mammillaria compressa DC.
Mém. Mus. Hist. Nat. xvii. (1828) 112.
Synonymy: 27 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Mammillaria compressa subs. centralifera (Repp.) D.R.Hunt
Mammillaria Postscripts 6: 11 (1997)
Synonymy: 2 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Mammillaria compressa f. cristata

Cultivars (1):

Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Mother of Hundreds

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

  • Mammillaria compressa DC.: (subsp. compressa) forms up to 1 m wide in a very few years. It has no central spines. Distribution: Hidalgo and Queretaro, Mexico.
  • Mammillaria compressa f. bernalensis (Repp.): has rudimentary radial spines and 3-5 central spines (usually missing in standard Mammillaria compressa). Distribution: San Pablo Toliman, Bernal, Querétaro, Mexico
  • Mammillaria compressa subs. centralifera (Repp.) D.R.Hunt: It often has solitary stems but is sometimes clumping and has 2 central spines. Distribution: Queretaro, Tamaulipas, and San Luis Potosi.
  • Mammillaria compressa f. cristata: It develops huge brain-shaped hemispherical mounds up to 1 m in diameter. There are several different crested clones.
  • Mammillaria compressa cv. Yokan: This strange Mammillaria makes a nice and tangled cluster of fine crests. Brownish-green or purple in full sun exposure with fine soft white spines.
  • Mammillaria tolimensis R.T.Craig: Stem up to 10 cm across, grey to yellowish green and forming suckers. Spines creamy-white to 5-6 cm long. Distribution: Santa María del Mexicano, between Bernal and Toliman, QRO, Mexico.

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