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Mammillaria chionocephala
Scientific Name: Mammillaria chionocephala J.A. Purpus
Synonym: Mammillaria ritteriana, Mammillaria formosa ssp. chionocephala, Mammillaria caerulea, Neomammillaria chionocephala
Family: Cactaceae
Mammillaria  chionocephala
Mammillaria chionocephala at the Huntington Gardens conservatory in early July (HBG 49133)
Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Light shade to full sun

Origin: Mexico (Coahuila)

Growth Habits: Clumping when mature, up to 12 inches tall (30 cm), 5 inches in diameter (12 cm)

Watering Needs: Water sparingly, needs good drainage

Propagation: Seeds

The species name "chionocephala" comes from the Greek for "with snowy head".

Mammillaria  chionocephala

Blooming Habits:
The Mammillaria chionocephala has light pink, 0.6 inch wide (1.5 cm) flowers with a darker midstripe in late winter. The flower photograph was taken in late March at the Huntington (HBG 56984).

Fruiting Habits:

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