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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Mammillaria pottsii Scheer ex Salm-Dyck
Rat-tail nipple cactus
USDA Symbol: MAPO3
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Cactus/Succulent Size Notes:
Stems are long and thin, 8 by 1¼ inches Flower:
Flowers 1/2 inch in diameter
red Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Red , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May
Bloom Notes: May rarely bloom later.
DistributionUSA: TX Native Distribution:
Widespread in Mexico
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: These grow in the limestone soils at elevations in Big Bend National Park.
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff