Mammillaria jaliscana (Britton & Rose) Boed.

Solitary, body globular, to 6 cm wide. Tubercles obscure, conical. Axils bare. Central spines 4-8, 7-9 mm long, reddish-brown to black, lower spine longer, 12 mm, and hooked. Radial spines 30, to 8 mm long, white, needle-like. Flowers pink to purple, 1 cm wide. Fruit white to pink.

Possibly synonymous with M. mercadensis Patoni.


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.