Mammillaria grusonii

Mammillaria grusonii
Mammillaria grusonii


Taxonavigation: Caryophyllales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Caryophyllales

Familia: Cactaceae
Subfamilia: Cactoideae
Tribus: Cacteae
Genus: Mammillaria
Subgenus: M. subg. Mammillaria
Sectio: M. sect. Mammillaria
Series: M. ser. Mammillaria
Species: Mammillaria grusonii


Mammillaria grusonii Runge, 1889


The specific epithet honors the inventor, scientist, industrial entrepreneur and cactus collector Hermann Gruson from Magdeburg.


  • Mammillaria durangicola Repp.
  • Mammillaria grusonii subsp. pachycylindrica (Backeb.) Lodé
  • Mammillaria grusonii subsp. zeyeriana (F.Haage ex K.Schum.) Lodé
  • Mammillaria mexicensis R.T.Craig
  • Mammillaria pachycylindrica Backeb.
  • Mammillaria papasquiarensis (Bravo ex S.Arias, U.Guzmán & Gama) Repp.
  • Mammillaria tesopacensis var. papasquiarensis Bravo ex S.Arias, U.Guzmán & Gama
  • Mammillaria zeyeriana F.Haage ex K.Schum.
  • Neomammillaria zeyeriana (F.Haage ex K.Schum.) Fosberg


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Mexico
      • Mexico (Durango, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Zacatecas).

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


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