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Mammillaria crinita
Scientific Name: Mammillaria crinita DC.
Synonym: Mammillaria pygmaea, Mammillaria painteri, Chilita painteri, Ebnerella painteri, Neomammillaria painteri, Mammillaria puberula, Mammillaria pubispina, Mammillaria variabilis, Chilita pubispina, Ebnerella pubispina, Mammillaria mollihamata, Neomammillaria pygmaea, Chilita pygmaea, Ebnerella pygmaea, Mammillaria scheinvariana, Mammillaria crinita ssp. scheinvariana, Mammillaria schelhasei, Ebnerella schelhasei, Cactus schelhasei, Chilita schelhasei, Mammillaria moeller-valdeziana, Mammillaria tezontle, Mammillaria criniformis var. rosea, Neomammillaria schelhasei, Mammillaria criniformis, Cactus crinitus, Mammillaria glochidiata, Chilita crinita, Ebnerella crinita, Mammillaria glochidiata var. crinita, Mammillaria aureoviridis, Mammillaria brevicrinita, Mammillaria trichacantha ssp. duwei, Mammillaria calleana, Ebnerella gilensis, Chilita criniformis, Mammillaria criniformis var. albida, Mammillaria duwei, Mammillaria nana ssp. duwei, Mammillaria erectohamata, Chilita erectohamata, Ebnerella erectohamata, Mammillaria felipensis, Mammillaria gilensis, Chilita gilensis, Mammillaria cadereytana
Family: Cactaceae
Mammillaria  crinita
Mammillaria crinita at Kuentz Nursery in early June
Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: Mexico (Hidalgo)

Growth Habits: Solitary or slowly clumping globular cactus, up to 2 inches in diameter (5 cm)

Watering Needs: Water sparingly, needs good drainage


Blooming Habits:
The 0.5 inch cream or pinkish-cream flowers are followed by elongated red fruit.

Fruiting Habits:

Cacti: The Illustrated Dictionary

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