Mammillaria chica Repp.

Typically solitary, body globular 4-5 cm wide. Tubercles obscured, cylindrical. Axils slightly woolly. 1-2 whitish central spines, tips dark and hooked 5-6 mm long, 35-50 whitish radial spines 3-5 mm long. Flowers whitish or yellowish with a reddish central stripe, 1.5 cm long. Fruit ? [M. aguirrei undescribed]


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.