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Mammillaria sheldonii


Common Name(s): Sheldon's Pincushion
Synonym(s): Neomammillaria sheldonii, Chilita sheldonii, Ebnerella sheldonii, Neomammillaria swinglei, Chilita swinglei, Mammillaria swinglei, Ebnerella swinglei, Mammillaria gueldemanniana, Chilita gueldemanniana, Mammillaria alamensis, Chilita alamensis, Mammillaria guirocobensis, Ebnerella guirocobensis, Mammillaria inaiae, Ebnerella inaiae, Chilita inaiae, Mammillaria marnieriana, Mammillaria grahamii sheldonii
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Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Cacteae
Distribution: Chihuahua, Sonora - Mexico (North America)
Habit: Cylindrical
Flower: Pink, PurpleEncounterability: Unusual in Collections
Original Description: The Cactaceae 4 p.156 - Britton & Rose (1920)
Stems slender-cylindric, about 8 cm high; axils of tubercles without setae; radial spines 12 to 15, pale with dark tips, the 3 or 4 upper ones darker, a little stouter and 1 or 2 of them subcentral, the true central errect or porrect, with upturned hook at end; outer perianth-segments ciliate; inner perianth-segments about 10, broad, acute, light purple with very pale margins; filaments and style light purple; stigma-lobes 6, green; fruit clavate, 2.5 to 3 cm long, pale scarlet.
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Mammillaria sheldonii
M. sheldonii
Picture taken at: Huntington Library and Gardens, San Marino, CA

Photographer: Mike Wisnev
Mammillaria sheldonii
M. sheldonii
Picture taken at: Juergen Menzel's Private Collection

Photographer: Juergen Menzel
Mammillaria sheldonii
M. sheldonii
Picture taken at: Habitat near Bahia Kino, Sonora, Mexico

Photographer: Peter Breslin
Mammillaria sheldonii
M. sheldonii
Picture taken at: Habitat near Bahia Kino, Sonora, Mexico

Photographer: Peter Breslin
Mammillaria sheldonii
M. sheldonii
Picture taken at: Habitat near Bahia Kino, Sonora, Mexico

Photographer: Peter Breslin
Mammillaria sheldonii
M. sheldonii
Picture taken at: Habitat near Bahia Kino, Sonora, Mexico

Photographer: Peter Breslin
Mammillaria sheldonii
M. sheldonii
Picture taken at: Private Collection

Photographer: Joel Lode

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