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Ebnerella bombycina (Quehl) Buxb.
Oesterr. Bot. Z. 98: 89. 1951 as bomycina
Family: CACTACEAE

Accepted Scientific Name: Mammillaria bombycina Quehl
Monatsschr. Kakteenk. 20: 149 (fig.). 1910

Ebnerella bombycina (Mammillaria bombycina) Photo by: Julio C. García
is one of the most popular and beautiful species that will produce clumps, as a washing up bowl. It combines clean, glassy white radial spines with hooked reddish-brown centrals. The spines are quite sticking. This plant will produce several complete circles of contrasting light carmine flowers every year.

Synonyms:

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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Mammillaria bombycina Quehl
Monatsschr. Kakteenk. 20: 149 (fig.). 1910
Synonymy: 7 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Mammillaria bombycina f. monstruosa green clone hort.

Accepted name in llifle Database:
Mammillaria bombycina f. monstruosa white clone hort.

Cultivars (1):
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Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Silken Pincushion
RUSSIAN (Русский): Маммиллярия атласная
UKRAINIAN (Українська): Мамілярія бомбіцина, Мамілярія шовкова

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

  • Mammillaria bombycina Quehl: Solitary or clustering cactus, some clones cluster aggressively and can form 50-90 cm wide mounds. It combines clean, glassy white radial spines with hooked reddish-brown centrals.This plant will produce several complete circles of contrasting light carmine flowers.
  • Mammillaria bombycina f. albicentralis hort.: Has evenly white or creamy-white hooked central spines, (tips never reddish-brown). Cultivated form.
  • Mammillaria bombycina f. flavispina hort.: Has evenly creamy-yellow or yellow hooked central spines, (tips never reddish-brown). Cultivated form.
  • Mammillaria bombycina f. monstruosa green clone hort.: It is a strange monstrous cactus cultivar that forms very rubbery and squishy green and purple glob.
  • Mammillaria bombycina f. monstruosa white clone hort.: It cluster aggressively and forms a gorgeous white mounds with a fluffy appearance.
  • Mammillaria bombycina cv. Split Spine: This very rare cultivar has unique "Split spines". This is an exclusive feature never seen in other cacti.
  • Mammillaria perezdelarosae Bravo & Scheinvar: Differs from Mammillaria bombycina in its darker centrals and denser, pectinately arranged radials that completely conceal the epidermis, and in its paler pink flowers.
  • Mammillaria perezdelarosae subs. andersoniana W.A.Fitz Maur. & B.Fitz Maur.: distinguishable for the smaller size, slower growth and straight central spines (not hooked). It is believed to be one of the most beautiful Mammillaria. Distribution: Northeast, Zacatecas, Municipio Via Garcia
  • Mammillaria perezdelarosae f. cristata hort.: crested form with stems densely covered with glassy white radial spines with hooked dark-brown centrals. It is one of the more beautiful crested Mammillaria.

18805 Ilham Prof. Ilham Alakbarov
Ebnerella bombycina (Mammillaria bombycina) Photo by: Prof. Ilham Alakbarov
7323 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Ebnerella bombycina (Mammillaria bombycina) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli

7324 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Ebnerella bombycina (Mammillaria bombycina) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
23990 carolina Carolina González
Ebnerella bombycina (Mammillaria bombycina) Photo by: Carolina González

7326 cactus-art Cactus Art
Ebnerella bombycina (Mammillaria bombycina) Photo by: Cactus Art
7325 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Ebnerella bombycina (Mammillaria bombycina) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli

15793 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Ebnerella bombycina (Mammillaria bombycina) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
7327 cactus-art Cactus Art
Ebnerella bombycina (Mammillaria bombycina) Photo by: Cactus Art


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