Mammillaria nivosa

Mammillaria nivosa
Mammillaria nivosa


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 nivosa


Mammillaria nivosa Link ex Pfeiff., 1837


  • Cactus flavescens DC.
  • Cactus nivosus (Link ex Pfeiff.) Kuntze
  • Cactus stramineus Spreng.
  • Coryphantha nivosa (Link ex Pfeiff.) Britton
  • Mammillaria flavescens (DC.) Haw.
  • Mammillaria straminea Haw.
  • Mammillaria tortolensis Pfeiff.
  • Neomammillaria nivosa (Link ex Pfeiff.) Britton & Rose


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Southern America
    • Regional: Caribbean
      • Bahamas, Leeward Is., Puerto Rico, Turks-Caicos 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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