Mammillaria lenta K.Brandegee

Clustering and mounding by offsets or dichotomous branching, body depressed globular, to 5 cm wide and 2 cm high, without milky sap. Tubercles obscure, conical. Axils woolly and bearing occasional bristles. Central spines lacking. Radial spines 30-40, 3-7 mm long, whitish or yellowish. Flowers whitish, 2 cm long, 1.5 cm wide with red or purple central stripe. Fruit red.


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.

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