Mammillaria mammillaris

Mammillaria mammillaris
Mammillaria mammillaris


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 mammillaris


  • Mammillaria mammillaris (L.) H.Karst., Deut. Fl. 888. 1882.


  • Cactus conicus (Haw.) Kuntze
  • Cactus mammillaris L.
  • Cactus mammillaris var. glaber DC.
  • Cactus mammillaris var. lanuginosus DC.
  • Cactus mammillaris var. prolifer Aiton
  • Cactus microthele Spreng.
  • Cactus obvallatus (Otto) Kuntze
  • Cactus parvimamma (Haw.) Kuntze
  • Cactus prolifer Willd. ex Pfeiff.
  • Mammillaria caracassana Otto ex Salm-Dyck
  • Mammillaria conica Haw.
  • Mammillaria fuliginosa Salm-Dyck
  • Mammillaria micracantha Monv. ex Salm-Dyck
  • Mammillaria micrantha C.F.Först. & Rümpler
  • Mammillaria obvallata Otto
  • Mammillaria parvimamma Haw.
  • Mammillaria pseudosimplex W.Haage & Backeb.
  • Mammillaria simplex Haw.
  • Mammillaria simplex var. albidispina Backeb.
  • Mammillaria simplex var. flavescens K.Schum.
  • Mammillaria simplex var. parvimamma (Haw.) Lem.
  • Neomammillaria mammillaris (L.) Britton & Rose
  • Neomammillaria parvimamma (Haw.) Y.Itô


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Southern America
    • Regional: Northern South America
      • Colombia, Venezuela
    • Regional: Caribbean
      • Netherlands Antilles, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuelan Antilles, Windward Is.

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


Primary referencesEdit

Additional referencesEdit

  • Hernández, H.M. & Gómez-Hinostrosa, C. (2015). Mapping the cacti of Mexico part II. Mammillaria Succulent Plant Research 9: 1-189.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.


Vernacular namesEdit

English: woolly nipple cactus
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