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Mammillaria fraileana


Common Name(s):
Synonym(s): Neomammillaria fraileana, Chilita fraileana, Ebnerella fraileana, Mammillaria albicans, Mammillaria albicans fraileana
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Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Cacteae
Distribution: Baja California Sur - Mexico (North America)
Habit: Cylindrical
Flower: PinkEncounterability: Common Locally in Some Areas
Original Description: The Cactaceae 4 p.157 - Britton & Rose (1920)
Stems elongated, cylindric, 1 to 1.5 dm long; axils of tubercles naked or containing at most a single bristle; central spines dark brown, one of them strongly hooked; flowers rather large, pinkish; inner perianth-segments acuminate, 2 to 2.5 cm long, often lacerate towards the tip; filaments and style pinkish, the latter paler and much longer than the stamens; stigma-lobes 6, long and slender, rose-colored.
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Mammillaria fraileana
M. fraileana
Picture taken at: Cal Cactus, Bonsall, CA

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Mammillaria fraileana
M. fraileana
Picture taken at: Cal Cactus, Bonsall, CA

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Mammillaria fraileana
M. fraileana
Picture taken at: Mike Wisnev's Private Collection

Photographer: Mike Wisnev
Mammillaria fraileana
M. fraileana
Picture taken at: Vladimir Malov's Private Collection

Photographer: Vladimir Malov
Mammillaria fraileana
M. fraileana
Picture taken at: Habitat in Baja California, Mexico

Photographer: Peter Breslin

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