Mammillaria compressa D C.

Freely clustering, mounding, body globular to 8 cm wide. Tubercles prominent, angular. Axils bearing wool and bristles, central spines 2-6 whitish or pale brownish unequal radial spines 2-7 mm long, occasionally with 1-3 short additional spines. Flowers purplish-red, 1.5 cm wide. Fruit red.

C Mexico

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.

Distribution map

Mammillaria compressa 'Rubispina'

Has long upstanding spines reddish brown in upper third.

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