Mammillaria bombycina Quehl

Densely clustering, body almost globular 5-6 cm wide, to 8 cm high. Axils densely white woolly. 4 yellow or reddish-brown central spines 11 mm long, lower spine longer (to 20 mm) and hooked, 30-40 stiff whitish radial spines 8 mm long. Flowers light purple (or reddish) to 15 mm long and wide. Fruit whitish.


Source: Thompson, A, ; Forbes, S.; Spencer, R. (1997). Cactaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Caryophyllanae
order      Caryophyllales
family       Cactaceae
genus        Mammillaria Haw.