Synonym: Mammillaria machucae, Mammillaria virginis, Mammillaria gasterantha, Mammillaria kladiwae, Mammillaria heermannii var. flavicans, Mammillaria haasii, Mammillaria centraliplumosa, Mammillaria auricoma, Cactus spinosissimus, Neomammillaria spinosissima, Mammillaria flava
The Mammillaria spinosissima has very attractive copper colored spines that turn paler as they age. Its qualities and ease of cultivation justify that it is an old favorite.
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