Donate now to support the LLIFLE projects.
Your support is critical to our success.
Neomammillaria bombycina (Quehl) Britton & Rose
Cactaceae (Britton & Rose) 4: 161, fig. 178, pl. 15. 1923
Family: CACTACEAE

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

Neomammillaria 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:

See all synonyms of Mammillaria bombycina
back
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):
back

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

7326 cactus-art Cactus Art
Neomammillaria bombycina (Mammillaria bombycina) Photo by: Cactus Art
23990 carolina Carolina González
Neomammillaria bombycina (Mammillaria bombycina) Photo by: Carolina González

29815 frikkie Frikkie Hall
- I was “spring cleaning” my cactus rockery today. I lifted a rock that was close to this Mammillaria bombycina, and was surprised to find this cluster of seedlings hidden under the edge of the rock. Most probably seeds carried in there by ants. Needless to say, these had no water for more than four months and some days the night temperatures as low as -5C.....why do the “baggie method”, just let nature be nature!! I have place the rock back in position, let’s wait a year and see what happened (Mammillaria bombycina) Photo by: Frikkie Hall
29816 frikkie Frikkie Hall
Neomammillaria bombycina (Mammillaria bombycina) Photo by: Frikkie Hall

15793 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Neomammillaria bombycina (Mammillaria bombycina) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
7324 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Neomammillaria bombycina (Mammillaria bombycina) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli

Your Photos

by Valentino Vallicelli

by Cactus Art

Your Actions
Neomammillaria Back to Neomammillaria index
Cactaceae Back to Cactaceae index
Cacti Back to Cacti Encyclopedia index