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I am not a professional nor an expert in Cactacea or Mammillaria taxonomy. Any help with ID and spelling are always welcome. To up-date my list I've been using many books, journals, catalogs and other web-sites. It's been helpful, but I have more work to do. I only ship to the main 48 States. We offer 72+ hour heat packs for $4.00 each. Please read the front page for ordering information.

Note: These photos were taken the first week of November, 2022.

Mammillaria and Family

    Cochemiea poselgeri - Also known as Mammillaria poselgeri, is a cereus like cactus, forming large clumps with numerous stems from a central tuberous rootstock, spreading or sometimes pendent from rocks or creeping over the ground. It was the first Cochemiea to be discovered and described, and is a very ornamental species with incredible scarlet flowers. Really it doesn't looks look a Mammillaria at all. Baja California Norte and Baja California Sur, Mexico. Propagated from one of our very old large collection plants. Growing in a 4 1/2" pot. 1 in stock @ $15.00.

   Cochemiea poselgeri - Propagated from one of our very old large collection plants. Growing in a 3 1/2" pot. 1 in stock @ $13.00.

   Cochemiea setispina - Sometime found as Cochemies pondii ssp. setispina. The flowers are very showy, long, red, narrowly tubular with bilateral symmetry and fit for hummingbird pollination. San Borgia, Baja California, Mexico. Propagated from one of our very old large collection plants. Growing in 3 1/2" pots. 2 in stock @ $13.00 each.

    Coryphantha cornifera ssp. echinus - Mostly solitary globular cactus or branched with age, forming large clumps up to 80 cm in diameter, at low elevation in Brewster County, Texas. This species is one of those Coryphanthas which pass a purely radial-spined youth stage in which they are already floriferous. The name Coryphantha pectinata (Engelmann) Britton & Rose was used for plants lacking central spines, but after several years the typical 3-4 central spines appear, giving the plant its sea urchin appearance. USA (western Texas), Mexico (Coahuila, Chihuahua). Propagated from a very old large collection plant. Growing in 4 1/2" pot. 1 in stock @ $18.00. SOLD

    Coryphantha cornifera ssp. echinus - Propagated from a very old large collection plant. Growing in 2.75" pots. 9 in stock @ $13.00 each.

    Coryphantha elephantidens - Coryphantha elephantidens is a large, depressed-globular cactus, simple or occasionally clumping and group-forming. C. elephantidens usually has pink flowers. This species comprises three subspecies - the typical form, subsp. bumamma (Ehrenb.) Dicht & A.Lüthy, and subsp. greenwoodii (Bravo) Dicht & A.Lüthy. The epithet 'elephantidens' comes from Latin and means 'elephant tooth' and describes the fang-like spines of this species. Mexico. Propagated from a very old large collection plant. Growing in 2.75" pots. 17 in stock @ $10.00 each.

   Coryphantha glassii - The word glassii is an epithet in honor of Charles E. Glass am American cactus specialist and horiculturist. Endemic to Guanajuato and San Luis Potosí in Mexico. Propagated from a very old large collection plant. Growing in a 3 1/2" pot. 1 in stock @ $15.00. SOLD

   Coryphantha macromeris - Plants profusely branched with long projecting spines, ultimately forming low mats or hemispheric mounds. The blooms are large bright lavender to magenta over long periods from March to early September. New Mexico, Texas and Mexico. Propagated from a very old large collection plant. Growing in 2.75" pots. 4 in stock @ $13.00 each.

     Coryphantha ramillosa - Is a small cactus species, appearing bristly or shaggy grey, brown, or whitish. Flowers from young areoles near the apex, funnel shaped, color varying from pale pink to deep rose purple with darker mid-stripe, glossy. USA, Texas - Mexico. Propagated from a very old large collection plant. Growing in in a 6" pot. 1 in stock @ $25.00.

    Coryphantha ramillosa - Is a small cactus species, appearing bristly or shaggy grey, brown, or whitish. Flowers from young areoles near the apex, funnel shaped, color varying from pale pink to deep rose purple with darker mid-stripe, glossy. USA, Texas - Mexico. Propagated from a very old large collection plant. Growing in 2.75" pots. $ in stock @ $13.00 each.

   Coryphantha retusa - It's a small greyish-green cactus thickly covered with tawny wool. Many of the yellowish-brown spines are curved backward. The flowers are deep yellow and borne from the center of the plant. Mexico. Growing in 3 1/2" pots. 3 in stock @ $15.00 each.

   Coryphantha vivipara - Sometime listed as Escobaria vivipara. It's a small solitary or clumping cactus. Some varieties form colonies of over 200 stems. This species is the most widespread, abundant and variable member of the genus. It is densely covered in a mat of star-shaped arrays of spines. Flowers pale rose-pink to reddish pink or magenta (or rarely yellow or green) , sometimes with darker mid-stripes, sometimes shading to white or pale green. Canada, USA and Mexico. Propagated from a very old large collection plant. Growing in 3 1/2" pots. 7 in stock @ $13.00 each.

   Coryphantha vivipara X Escobaria sneedii - Looks like a large headed Escobaria with a slit pinkish-brown color to the spines tips. Clumping with pink flowers. Propagated from a very old large collection plant. Growing in 2.75"pots. 9 in stock a @ $13.00 each.

    Coryphantha sunderlandii - Clumping with tiny star spines. Sometime no spines at all. Pink flowers. Found on one ranch in South Texas by Mr. Sunderland. Propagated from a very old large collection plant. Growing in 2.75" pots. 10 in stock @ $15.00 each.

   Epithelantha micromeris - This is a larger plant with a scar on the smaller stem. Do not have a ssp. name for this one. They are miniature globose cactus, erect, unbranched or in small clumps, not deep-seated in substrate, appearing ashy grey and relatively rough in general aspect. Arizona, New Mexico, western Texas into Mexico. Growing in a 4 1/2" pot. 1 @ $35.00.

    Epithelanth micromeri - Do not have a ssp. name for these. They are miniature globose cactus, erect, unbranched or in small clumps, not deep-seated in substrate, appearing ashy grey and relatively rough in general aspect. Arizona, New Mexico, western Texas into Mexico. Growing in 2.75" pots. 6 in stock @ $13.00 each.

    Escobaria chihuahuensis ssp. henricksonii - Clustering stems with pink flowers. Mexico. Propagated from a very old large collection plant. Growing in 2.75" pots. 6 in stock @ $13.00 each.

     Escobaria hesteri 'black spine form' - Sometimes listed as Coryphantha hesteri. It is an attractive and well worth cultivating dwarf plant; it starts flowering from an early age and blooms from spring until late summer, with nice large, deep pink blooms. In the resting period it will not be damaged by some frost. Brewster County, Texas, USA. Propagated from a very old large collection plant. Growing in 2.75" pots. 4 @ $10.00 each.

   Escobaria hesteri 'white spine form' - Sometime listed as Coryphantha heateri. It's a dwarf cactus will offsetting to form clusters with age. Flowers near the top of the stems, gorgeous deep rose-purple to magenta with a paler throat. Southwestern Texas. Propagated from a very old large collection plant. Growing in 2.75"pots. 2 in stock @ $10.00 each.

    Escobaria minima - This tiny cactus with its thick whitish spines and attractive pink flowers (larger than the plant itself), it is highly prized among collectors. Brewster County, Texas. Propagated from a very old large collection plant. Growing in 2.75 pots. 27 in stock @ $15.00 each.

   Escobaria sneedii ssp. leei - Grows in dense clusters with as many as 100 or more stems in a clump. This ssp. leei differs from other Escobaria in densely clumping habit. The wild populations intergrades with other forms of E. sneedii in the Guadalupe Mountains. This is apparently a variety of the species in which juvenile spination is retained throughout the life of the plant. This species is closely related to E. sneedii var. sneedii from which it differs by having deflexed spines, rather than spreading ones, brownish - pink flowers as opposed to rose-magenta ones, and seeds. USA, New Mexico, Eddy County, Guadalupe Mountains. Propagated from a very old large collection plant. Growing in 2.75" pots. 8 in stock @ $18.00 each.

    Mammillaria bocasana monstrose 'Fred' - This monstrose can also make crested stems. Spineless green blobs. Depends on what time of the year they can have white, pink and red growing tips. All growing on there own roots. Flowers are cream color and can make red seed pods. Nursery origin. Propagated from a very old large collection plant. Growing in 3 1/2" pots. 5 in stock @ $20.00 each.

   Mammillaria candida rosea - Also found as Mammilloydia candida. The newer spines will have a reddish-pink coloring then turn white as the new spine grow in. Nice large heads that make a nice clumping plant. Mexico.  Growing in a 6" pot. 1 in stock @ $20.00. SOLD

    Mammillaria candida rosea - Also found as Mammilloydia candida. The newer spines will have a reddish-pink coloring then turn white as the new spine grow in. Nice large heads that make a nice clumping plant. Mexico.  Growing in a 3 1/2" pots. 5 in stock @ $13.00 each.

   Mammillaria compressa ssp. centralifera - It distinguishes for the presence of long central spines, usually one, sometimes two, and for the greater amount of axillary wool.  Bright purple-pink flowers. These are offsets from one of our an old crested plant so these may make a crest? Mexico. Growing in 3 1/2" pots. 25 @ $13.00 each.

    Mammillaria elongata minina monstrose #1 - This monstrose form has stems that are under a half inch with tiny burst of monstrose spines, cream colored flowers. They will make red monstrose growths. Nursery origin. Propagated from a very old large collection plant. Growing in 2.75" pots. 12 in stock $13.00 each.

   Mammillaria geminispina ssp. nobilis - This plant is easily recognized for its long white spines that cover the new growth. It will continue to put on more and more heads, as well as more white cotton topping. The heads form mounds that seem stacked on top of each other. Flowers are pinkish to carmine red. Mexico.  Propagated from a very old large collection plant. Growing in a 4 1/2" pot. 1 in stock @ $30.00.

   Mammillaria glassii 'Dulces Nonbres' - Field number: L 1537 track from Dulces Nombres over Santa Engracia, Tamaulipas, Mexico. It is a sweet little mat forming plant, that offsets heavily and forms a beautiful low white cushion. Flowers are pink. Propagated from a very old large collection plant. Growing in 3 1/2" pots. 5 in stock @ $13.00 each.

    Mammillaria hahniana ssp. hahniana - Very handsome variant of the species. Will make nice clumps of hairy heads. Violet flowers. Sometimes called the "Old Lady Cactus". Mexico. Propagated from a very old large collection plant. Growing in 3 1/2" pots. 4 in stock @ $15.00 each.

   Mammillaria hahniana ssp. hahniana - Very handsome variant of the species. Will make nice clumps of hairy heads. Violet flowers. Sometimes called the "Old Lady Cactus". Mexico. Propagated from a very old large collection plant. Growing in 2.75" pots. 6 in stock @ $13.00 each.

    Mammillaria herrerae ssp. herrerae - It is small growing cactus that look like a little golf ball. It usually stays solitary, or occasionally clusters from the base. Stems are globose or slightly elongated as it ages. Flower are quite large for a Mammillaria, pale pink to red-violet. Mexico. Propagated from one of our very old large collection plants. Growing in 2.75" pots. 6 in stock @ $13.00 each.

    Mammillaria longimamma ssp. uberiformis - Clustering very young and forming dense clumps. No Central spine for the var. uberiformis. Flowers large bright yellow. Thick taproots, larger in upper portion. Mexico. Propagated from one of our very old large collection plants. Growing in 4 1/2" pots. 8 in stock @ $15.00 each.

   Mammillaria magnifica - Is a fine but poorly known taxon that form clumps of tall column bristling with yellowish brown, hooked central spines. Flowers are rose-purple flowers circling the crown of the plant. There are several forms known, some with gold spines, some with red to black spines. The large stem will grow towards the sun, changing direction in just a few weeks if the plant is turned. Mexico. Propagated from one of our very old large collection plants. Growing in a 3 1/2" pot. 1 in stock @ $15.00.

   Mammillaria matudae - Is a columnar cactus that offsets basally to form wide clusters in time. The stem is quite tidy in youth and tends to recline as it elongates giving the old plant a characteristic sprawling habit. Each head is surrounded by a complete ring, 2-3 flowers thick, of star like magenta flowers usually just 2-5 cm forming rings of blooms near the growing tip. There are ample variations among spines color. Mexico. Growing in 4 1/2" pots. 5 in stock @ $15.00 each.

    Mammillaria mazatlanensi - Is a cylindrical cactus, with reddish brown spines and large bright purple flowers with green stigmas. Often forming broad clumps with many heads. Mexico. Propagated from one of our very old large collection plants. Growing in 3 1/2" pot. 1 in stock @ $13.00.

   Mammillaria mazatlanensi - Is a cylindrical cactus, with reddish brown spines and large bright purple flowers with green stigmas. Often forming broad clumps with many heads. Mexico. Propagated from one of our very old large collection plants. Growing in 2.75" pots. 2 in stock @ $10.00 each.

   Mammillaria microthele - Also found as Mammillaria formosa subs. microthele. Is a low-growing flattened plants, clumping with tight, short white spines which forms low, many-headed, mounds in time. Flowers are pure white to very light pink. Mexico. Growing in 2.75" pots. 4 in stock @ $15.00 each.

  Mammillaria multidigitata - Mammillaria multidigitata is endemic to San Pedro Nolasco Island in Mexico, where it grows on steep slopes. From spring to early summer it sprouts white to cream colored flowers with yellow-green stigma, orange pollen and reddish-orange seed pots. Propagated from one of our old large collection plants. Growing in 3 1/2" pots. 6 in stock @ $13.00 each.

   Mammillaria petterssonii lg. - Single head will cluster with age. Long golden spines setting on a white spine woolly covering. Flowers pink. Mexico. Growing in a 6" pot. 1 in stock @ $20.00

    Mammillaria plumosa #1 JJ lg. - This is the larger stem form of Mammaillaria plumosa. Sometime called the 'Feather Cactus'. Very soft touchable spines. They make nice feathery clusters. Will have pinkish flowers thought out the fall and winter. Mexico. Propagated from one of our very old large collection plants. Growing in 6"pots. 4 in stock @ $30.00 each.

   Mammillaria plumosa #1 JJ - This is the larger stem form of Mammaillaria plumosa. Sometime called the 'Feather Cactus'. Very soft touchable spines. They make nice feathery clusters. Will have pinkish flowers thought out the fall and winter. Mexico. Propagated from one of our very old large collection plants. Growing in 3 1/2" pots. 4 in stock @ $13.00 each.

    Mammillaria pottsii - Plants more or less clumping branching basally. Black spines on a white spine back ground. Flowers are brownish red, deep red, or rusty-red, or reddish-purple. USA, Texas and Mexico. Propagated from one of our very old large collection plants. Growing in 2.75" pots. 2 in stock @ $13.00 each.

Mammillaria pringlei #1 -  Sometimes found as Mammillaria rhodantha subs. pringlei. Is one of several yellow- or golden/amber-spined variants of Mammillaria rhodantha. Small deep red flowers. Growing in a 4 1/2" pot. 1 @ $18.00.

   Mammillaria pringlei #2 -  Sometimes found as Mammillaria rhodantha subs. pringlei. Is one of several yellow- or golden/amber-spined variants of Mammillaria rhodantha. Small deep red flowers. Growing in a 4 1/2" pot. 1 @ $18.00.

   Mammillaria proliflera ssp. roseiflora lg - Clump forming. All white spines, no hooked spines. Flowers bright pink and red seed pods. Make fewer red seed pods as the ssp. texana. Un-know origin. Propagated from one of our very old large collection plants. Growing in 3 1/2" pots. 2 in stock @ $15.00 each.

   Mammillaria proliflera ssp. roseiflora - Clump forming. All white spines, no hooked spines. Flowers bright pink and red seed pods. Make fewer red seed pods as the ssp. texana. Un-know origin. Propagated from one of our very old large collection plants. Growing in 2.75" pots. 10 in stock @ $13.00 each.

   Mammillaria prolifera ssp. texana - Flowering in the spring. They grow in Tamaulipan thorn scrub, oak-juniper woodlands, gravel, limestone crevices, or litter beneath vegetation, cliffs, hills, valleys and plains. The red seed pods will come with the plants if present. USA, Texas and Mexico. Propagated from one of our very old large collection plants. Growing in 2.75" pots. 5 in stock @ $10.00 each.

   Mammillaria rekoi ssp. leptacantha -  Slowly clustering. Flowers purple, generally with darker midribs.  Finely bristly, needle-like, white to golden yellow 4-6, much stouter than the radials, yellow, amber or brown, sometimes twisted. Mexico. Propagated from one of our very old large collection plants. Growing in 2.75" pots. 7 in stock @ $10.00 each.

     Mammillaria sartorii - Clumping with thick black spines. Bright pink flowers. Mexico. Propagated from one of our old large collection plants. Growing in 3 1/2" pots. 6 in stock @ $15.00 each.

   Mammillaria schiedeana - Is a slow growing attractive clumping cactus, with short, closely interwoven, hairy spines with a soft in texture. White to cream-coloured flowers. Mexico. Propagated from one of our very old large collection plants. Growing in 2.75" pots. 4 in stock @ $10.00 each.

   Mammillaria spinosissima ssp pilcayensis - Stems can grow up to 50 cm long. Central and radial spines are all similar, about 30-34, pale glassy yellow and 5-6 mm long. The plants are solitary or sparsely branched from the base, with stems almost horizontal and threatening to hang down, although they continue to flower prolifically. The flowers are purple-pink. Mexico. Propagated from one of our very old large collection plants. Growing in 2.75" pots. # in stock @ $10.00 each.

   Mammillaria spinosissima 'Un Pico' - This is a stable genetic mutation from a very variable spined species Mammillaria spinosissima, in which each areole only produces one spine, but some perfectly spineless areoles are also present. Mammillaria pilcayensis cv. Un Pico is an easy to grow cultivar, just as a classic cactus, don't requires any special treatment, but need as much light as possible without burning the plant to encourage the heaviest spine formation. It is a great starter plant for the cactus grower, that readily builds up into a cluster of stems highlighted by reddish spines, further decorated by rings of purple-pink blooms. Nursery origin. Propagated from one of our old large collection plants. Growing in 2.75" pots. 2 in stock @ $13.00 each.

    Mammillaria surculosa - It's a low-growing spreading cactus forming crowded mats of small heads and relatively large, bright yellow, lemon scented flowers. Mexico. Propagated from one of our very old large collection plants. Growing in a 3 1/2" pot. 1 @ $15.00.

    Mammillaria uncinata - Fat, flat, bluish dark-green with short hooked spines. Solitary or slowly offsetting cactus.  Flowers funnel-form, yellowish or creamy white, with brownish mid-veins. Red seed pods. Mexico. Growing in a 4 1/2 pot. 1 in stock @ $15.00. SOLD

    Mammillaria voburnensis sub. voburnensis - My favorite! Blackish colored body with blackish red spines and white wool. Mexico. Propagated from one of our very old large collection plants. Growing in 3 1/2" pots. 1 in stock @ $15.00 each.

    Mammillaria ziilmanniana monstrose 'Wacky Fred' - It does some wacky things! Propagated from one of our very old large collection plants. Growing in 2.75" pots. 4 in stock @ $25.00 each.

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   Mammillaria petterssonii -  Single head will cluster with age. Long golden spines setting on a white spine woolly covering. Flowers pink. Mexico. Growing in 6" pots. 2 in stock @ $20.00 each.

   Mammillaria spinosissima 'Un Pico' monstrose crest - Nice small monstrose/crested form of Mammillaria spinosissima 'Un Pico'. Flowers purple-pink. Nursery origin. Propagated from one of our old large collection plants. Growing in a nice 6"x4" pot. 1 in stock @ $65.00.

   Mammillaria spinosissima 'Un Pico' monstrose crest - Nice small monstrose/crested form of Mammillaria spinosissima 'Un Pico'. Flowers purple-pink. Nursery origin. Propagated from one of our old large collection plants. Growing in a nice 6"x6"pot. 1 in stock @ $75.00.

   Mammillaria sp. - Large single plant with long black central spines that are backed with white spines and wool. I have not yet seen it bloom. Needs to be repotted. Growing in a nice 6"x4" pot. 1 in stock @ $60.00.

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