Original Description:Dictionnaire d horticulture part 2
p.931-932 - P. Klincksieck (1899)
Clavate or subglobose small plant, not exceeding 5-6 cm sometimes tufted, grayish-green tubercles covered basic rhombic base, very close together, arranged in spirals, and surmounted by an oval areole, denticulated or fringed, 'aselliforme', that is to say, having the form of a woodlouse,
Very pretty pink flower, arising from between the tubers near the top, similar to an arrow. of mammillaria, 2-3 cm diameter, perigonial divisions spatulate, acuminate, the interiors are a purplish pink, the exterior are a paler pink. orange anthers, white stigmas.
Often grown under the name of Pelecyphora aselliformis or pectinifera, a very pretty plant that resembles P. aselliformis, but which by its botanical characters, is a real Mamillaria, see Mammillaria pectinifera.
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