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Mammillaria densispina
Scientific Name: Mammillaria densispina (Coulter) Orcutt
Synonym: Cactus densispinus, Neomammillaria densispina, Leptocladia densispina, Krainzia densispina, Mammillaria buxbaumeriana
Family: Cactaceae
Mammillaria  densispina Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: Central Mexico (Zacatecas)

Growth Habits: Solitary, up to 4 inches tall (10 cm), 2.4 inches in diameter (6 cm); axils woolly at first; 6 yellow central spines occasionally with darker tips; about 25 yellow radials.

Watering Needs: Water sparingly, needs good drainage

Propagation: Seeds

Mammillaria  densispina

Mammillaria densispina at Holly Gate Nursery, photo Terry Hewitt.

Blooming Habits:
Small pale yellow flowers, 0.3 to 0.4 inch long (8-10 mm), followed by creamy colored elongated fruits.

Fruiting Habits:

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