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Origin and Habitat: Type locality: Not cited. Distribution: Doubtless Mexico, but range unknown.
Description: Description from: Cactaceae (Britton & Rose) 4: 154, fig. 172a. 1923
Stem: Globose to ovoid, but in collections becoming cylindric,
dull green; tubercles cylindric;
Spines: radial spines about 20, white;
central spines 3, brownish black, one hooked; axils naked;
Flowers: White with brownish stripes.
Notes: This plant, which was for a long time in cultivation in Europe, has, according to Mr. Bodeker, entirely dis-
appeared. He writes that it is a prolific bloomer and that once he had a plant with 32 flowers open at the same time. The species is named for Friederich Bodeker of Cologne, Germany. Quehl groups this species next to Mammillaria wrightii.
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