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mammillaria cactus
The first species, Mammillaria , was described by Carl Linnaeus as Cactus mammillaris in 1753. Adrian Hardy Haworth first described the genus in 1812.
Mammillaria are small cacti with globose or short cylindrical stems which grow either solitary or in clumps. The stems vary among species from 0.4 to 8 inches (1 to 20 cm) in diameter and 0.4 to 16 inches (1 to 40 cm) in height. Some species form mounds of more than 100 stems that can reach over 3.3 feet (1 m) in diameter. All species have spirally arranged tubercles with areoles and spines at the ends. The tubercles are conical, cylindrical, pyramidal, or round. Spines can be few or many, stiff, bristle-like, or hair-like. In the axils, between the tubercles, there can be wool or bristles or both. Flowers are funnel-shaped and range from 0.3 to 1.6 inches (0.7 cm to 4 cm) in length and about the same in diameter. They come in a wide range of colors, from white, greenish, and yellow to pink and red, often with a darker mid-stripe. Mammillarias typically start flowering in their second year, often forming a ring around the stem. Fruits are club-shaped or elongated, usually red but sometimes white, yellow, green, or magenta. Seeds are brown or black.

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