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Flaigg, Norman G.
Mammillaria lasiacantha Engelm.
Lacespine nipple cactus
Synonyms: Mammillaria lasiacantha var. denudata
USDA Symbol: MALA2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Cactus/Succulent Size Notes:
A miniature plant with a globular stem
about 1½ inch in diameter. Flower:
Flower about 1/2 inch long.
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Red , Yellow
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: May bloom as early as January. Blooms may have purple or red stripes.
AZ , NM , TX Native Distribution:
Also northern Mexico USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Conditions Comments: minimum temperature 50F
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff