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Mammillaria lasiacantha (Lacespine nipple cactus)
Anderson, Wynn

Mammillaria lasiacantha

Mammillaria lasiacantha Engelm.

Lacespine Nipple Cactus

Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Synonym(s): Mammillaria lasiacantha var. denudata

USDA Symbol: MALA2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Size Notes: A miniature plant with a globular stem about 1 inch in diameter.
Flower: Flower about 1/2 inch long.
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom 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.


Native Distribution: Also northern Mexico

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Conditions Comments: minimum temperature 50F


Bibref 1140 - Cacti (1991) Clive Innes and Charles Glass

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Mammillaria lasiacantha in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Mammillaria lasiacantha in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Mammillaria lasiacantha


Record Modified: 2019-06-19
Research By: TWC Staff

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