Mammillaria wildii f. cristata
Showy and easy to grow,
it will form huge flowering mounds up 40cm (or more) in diameter.
|Description: This is a
nice crested plant particularly appreciated by collector for its free
blooming habit. It can form large tangled, brain like mounds in few
Central spines: Short brownish yellow hooked, minutely pubescent
like in the normal form.
Radial spines: 1 to 15, whitish, smooth, 4 to 5 mm long.
Flower: Creamy or pale brownish-yellow, to about 14 mm in
diameter. Stigmas greenish white.
Photo of conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and
cultivars of plants belonging to the Mammillaria crinita
(This taxon has lots of synonyms
(like most mammillaria) with several
controversial varieties and subspecies):
Mammillaria wildii Hort. Berol.
ex A. Dietrich
First description In: Allg. Gartenz. 4: 137 (1836)
Scientific name: Mammillaria crinita ssp
Common Names include: Brain cactus
Garden origin (Nursery
Conservation status: Listed in
CITES appendix 2.
- Cactus wildianus
- Chilita glochidiata
- Chilita wildii
- Ebnerella glochidiata
- Ebnerella wildii
- Mammillaria wildiana
Cultivation: Its qualities
and ease of cultivation justify its being an
old favourite. It doesn't
requires any special treatment, but needs as
much light as possible without burning the plant,
in order to encourage the heaviest spine
formation. Water regularly
in summer, keep dry in winter.
Frost tolerance: -4° C.
Propagation: Seeds or