Mammill. Handb. 305., 1945
Origin: Central Mexico,
Queretaro (Typical locality: Cadereyta de Montes)
hills between rocks in humus soil on the
Altitude 1700-1330 m
NOTE: There is a lot a
confusion about this species, hunt consider it a form
which forms dense
clumps by dichotomous division, but it is clearly evident from the
photos showed in the original description by Craig that they are not
exactly the same. The M. cadereytensis is actually
considered (Pilbeam) a short spined variant of M. parkinsonii.
Conservation status: Listed in
CITES appendix 2.
Mammillaria cadereytensis var. quadrrispina
Handbook 306, fig. 277, 1945
Mammillaria parkinsonii ssp. cadereytensis
Rogozinski & Plein.
Mammillaria perbella Hildmann ex K. Schumann -
Published in: Gesamtbeschr. Kakt. 567. 1898
Description: Simple or
dichotomicously branched (occasionally
ramifies , producing a few basal shoots) with short dense spines and
Stem: Symmetrically globose at first, later cylindrical, with a
depressed apex that appears completely white. Up to 12 cm tall, dull
green and may, with age, become rubberized at its base, With latex..
Tubercles: Short cylindrical/conical firm, 6 - 7 mm long and 2 mm
wide, arranged in numerous, very close-set spirals. The Axil is woolly
with bristles in the floriferous portion.
Areoles: Oval and woolly when young.
Radial spine: up to 30,
short, 3-5 mm long, acicular, straight, somewhat horizontal radiating
and arranged laterally on each side of the tubercle, white.
Central spine: 4-6 up to 1 cm long, subulated, rigid, divergent,
one pointing upwards and often longer, smooth, thicker at base, they are
reddish with a darker tip.
Flower: Small, funnelform, 10 - 12 mm long and in diameter,
yellowish with darker reddish midstripe.
Fruit: Attractively deep dull pinkish-red coloured .Club-shaped,
10 - 15 mm long and 2 - 3 mm wide.
Seed: Pear-shaped, reddish-brown..