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Coryphantha macromeris


Common Name(s): Big Needle Cactus, Big Nipple Cory-Cactus, Dona Ana, Long Mamma, Nipple Beehive Cactus
Synonym(s): Mammillaria macromeris, Lepidocoryphantha macromeris, Coryphantha runyonii, Lepidocoryphantha runyonii, Coryphantha pirtlei
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Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Cacteae
Distribution: Chihuahua, Coahuila de Zaragoza, Durango, Zacatecas - Mexico : New Mexico, Texas - United States (North America)
Habit: Globose-Cylindrical
Flower: Red, PinkEncounterability: Common Locally in Some Areas
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Coryphantha macromeris
C. macromeris
Picture taken at: Desert Botanical Garden , Phoenix, AZ

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Coryphantha macromeris
C. macromeris
Picture taken at: 2005 Intercity Show, Los Angeles Arboretum

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Coryphantha macromeris
C. macromeris
Picture taken at: Charles Barnum Private Collection, Sparks Nevada

Photographer: Charles Barnum
Coryphantha macromeris
C. macromeris
Picture taken at: Charles Barnum Private Collection, Sparks Nevada

Photographer: Charles Barnum
Coryphantha macromeris
C. macromeris
Picture taken at: SDCSS 2008 Show at Balboa Park in San Diego

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Coryphantha macromeris
C. macromeris
Picture taken at: Habitat near Van Horn, Texas

Photographer: Peter Breslin
Coryphantha macromeris
C. macromeris
Picture taken at: Habitat near Van Horn, Texas

Photographer: Peter Breslin
Coryphantha macromeris
C. macromeris
Picture taken at: Habitat near Dagger Flat, Texas

Photographer: Peter Breslin
Coryphantha macromeris
C. macromeris
Picture taken at: West of El Paso, Texas

Photographer: Peter Breslin
Coryphantha macromeris
C. macromeris
Picture taken at: West of El Paso, Texas

Photographer: Peter Breslin
Coryphantha macromeris
C. macromeris
Picture taken at: Big Bend State Park, Texas

Photographer: Juergen Menzel
Coryphantha macromeris
C. macromeris
Picture taken at: Private Collection

Photographer: Joel Lode

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Coryphantha macromeris
C. macromeris
Picture taken at: Big Bend National Park, Texas

Photographer: Craig Howe
Coryphantha macromeris
C. macromeris
Picture taken at: Big Bend National Park, Texas

Photographer: Craig Howe
Coryphantha macromeris
C. macromeris
Picture taken at: Habitat near Hatch, New Mexico

Photographer: Peter Breslin

Coryphantha macromeris subsp. macromeris


Common Name(s): Big Needle Cactus, Big Nipple Cory-Cactus, Dona Ana, Long Mamma, Nipple Beehive Cactus
Synonym(s): Mammillaria macromeris, Lepidocoryphantha macromeris, Coryphantha runyonii, Lepidocoryphantha runyonii, Coryphantha pirtlei
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Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Cacteae
Distribution: Chihuahua, Coahuila de Zaragoza, Durango, Zacatecas - Mexico : New Mexico, Texas - United States (North America)
Habit: Globose-Cylindrical
Flower: Red, PinkEncounterability: Common Locally in Some Areas
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Coryphantha macromeris
C. macromeris subsp. macromeris
Picture taken at: Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Superior, AZ

Photographer: Daiv Freeman

Coryphantha macromeris subsp. runyonii


Common Name(s): Big Needle Cactus, Big Nipple Cory-Cactus, Dona Ana, Long Mamma, Nipple Beehive Cactus
Synonym(s): Mammillaria macromeris, Lepidocoryphantha macromeris, Coryphantha runyonii, Lepidocoryphantha runyonii, Coryphantha pirtlei
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Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Cacteae
Distribution: Chihuahua, Coahuila de Zaragoza, Durango, Zacatecas - Mexico : New Mexico, Texas - United States (North America)
Habit: Globose-Cylindrical
Flower: Red, PinkEncounterability: Common Locally in Some Areas
Species Notes: 3rd picture is of cv 'Sunderlandi' or 'Viola':
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Original Description: The Cactaceae 4 p.26 - Britton & Rose (1920)
Forming low clumps, sometimes 5 dm in diameter, grayish green, with a thick, elongated tap-root; tubercles rather short, 1 to 2 cm long, terete or somewhat flattened, grooved on the upper half, rarely more, but never to the base; radial spines 6 or more, spreading, acicular, very variable in length, 3 cm long or less, sometimes all yellow or sometimes one or more in a cluster brown, otherwise yellow; central spines on young plant solitary, dark brown to black but in old plants sometimes 2 or 3, somewhat angled, up to 6 cm long; flowers large, purple, 5 cm broad; outer perianth-segments ciliate; inner perianth-segments spatulate, oblong, acute; fruit green; seeds brown.
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Coryphantha macromeris
C. macromeris subsp. runyonii
Picture taken at: Süleyman Demir's Private Collection in Ankara, Turkey

Photographer: Süleyman
Coryphantha macromeris
C. macromeris subsp. runyonii
Picture taken at: Craig and Denise Fry's Personal Collection

Photographer: Craig Fry
Coryphantha macromeris
C. macromeris subsp. runyonii
Picture taken at: Juergen Menzel's Private Collection

Photographer: Juergen Menzel

Coryphantha macromeris var. rinae


Common Name(s):
Synonym(s): Mammillaria macromeris, Lepidocoryphantha macromeris, Coryphantha runyonii, Lepidocoryphantha runyonii, Coryphantha pirtlei
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Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Cacteae
Distribution: Chihuahua - Mexico (North America)
Habit: Globose-Cylindrical
Flower: PinkEncounterability: Extremely Rare
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Coryphantha macromeris
C. macromeris var. rinae
Picture taken at: Habitat in Chihuahua, Mexico

Photographer: Joel Lode

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