Mammillaria pottsii Scheer ex Salm-Dyck
Rat-tail nipple cactus
Cactaceae (Cactus Family)
USDA Symbol: mapo3
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Size Notes: Stems are long and thin, 8 by 1¼ inches
Flower: Flowers 1/2 inch in diameter
Size Class: 0-1 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Red , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May
Bloom Notes: May rarely bloom later.
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.
BibliographyBibref 1141 - Cactuses of Big Bend National Park (1998) Evans, Douglas B.
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff