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Mammillaria bombycina


Common Name(s):
Synonym(s): Neomammillaria bombycina, Chilita bombycina, Ebnerella bombycina
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Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Cacteae
Distribution: Aguascalientes, Jalisco - Mexico (North America)
Habit: Globose
Flower: Pink, WhiteEncounterability: Common Worldwide
Species Notes: Observations by Dale Denham-Logsdon:
I have two M. bombycina plants - one with four central spines and another with 1 to 2 central spines. I don't know if it is significant, but as the close-up seed picture shows, the seeds from the two plants show some differences. For one thing, the seeds of the "two spined" M. bombycina are on the average twice as big as those of the "four spined" version. For another, and perhaps more significantly, (though there are exceptions) the hilum (the scar left from attachment to the ovary) is more or less in line with the major axis for the "two spined" verson while it is curved around 90 degrees for the "four spined" plant.
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Mammillaria bombycina
M. bombycina
Picture taken at: Daiv Freeman's Private Collection

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Mammillaria bombycina
M. bombycina
Picture taken at: Daiv Freeman's Private Collection

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Mammillaria bombycina
M. bombycina
Picture taken at: Daiv Freeman's Private Collection

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Mammillaria bombycina
M. bombycina
Picture taken at: Private Collection

Photographer: Dale Denham-Logsdon
Mammillaria bombycina
M. bombycina
Picture taken at: Private Collection

Photographer: Dale Denham-Logsdon
Mammillaria bombycina
M. bombycina
Picture taken at: Private Collection

Photographer: Dale Denham-Logsdon
Mammillaria bombycina
M. bombycina
Picture taken at: Private Collection

Photographer: Dale Denham-Logsdon
Mammillaria bombycina
M. bombycina
Picture taken at: Private Collection

Photographer: Dale Denham-Logsdon
Mammillaria bombycina
M. bombycina
Picture taken at: Private Collection

Photographer: Dale Denham-Logsdon
Mammillaria bombycina
M. bombycina
Picture taken at: Private Collection

Photographer: Dale Denham-Logsdon
Mammillaria bombycina
M. bombycina
Picture taken at: Private Collection

Photographer: Dale Denham-Logsdon
Mammillaria bombycina
M. bombycina
Picture taken at: Private Collection -Baku city, Azerbaijan

Photographer: Ilham Alekperov
Mammillaria bombycina
M. bombycina
Picture taken at: Max Shkatrut's Private Collection

Photographer: Max Shkatrut

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