Pink Mamm ID

igor_fl(Florida)April 22, 2006

Bought this one at Target many months ago - suddenly noticed one bloom on it. Any idea which Mamm this is?

Thanks.

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jadegarden(z11 Caribbean)

Looks like Mammillaria sheldonii.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2006 at 8:14PM
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cactusdan19(z5b NE)

Igor,
It's the same as the one I've been trying to identify for more than a year. I've gotten alot of suggestions, one - mazatlanensis seems to come the closest. Others have thornberi, sheldonii, voburnensis and wrightii. Mine bloomed last summer and then produced a fruit this winter. Here is a link to it.
Dan
Lincoln, NE USDA 5

Here is a link that might be useful: Mamm?

    Bookmark   April 23, 2006 at 6:38AM
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Julie_Alley(z5 On Canada)

I have this one as an unidentified too! It was labeled as Rainbow Mamm but thatÂs not helpful at all. Mine is budding now, Can't wait for the flowers. It was covered in them last spring. Thanks for the hints on the ID!

Julie

    Bookmark   April 23, 2006 at 7:39AM
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jadegarden(z11 Caribbean)

Dan,
Of the ones you've listed as possibles, voburnensis seems to be the most unlikely but the plant linked is so labelled. Quite surprising to me.

Igor,
Mammillarias.net has quite a range of photos you can compare your plant to based on the suggestions given by Dan.

Here is a link that might be useful: Mammillarias.net

    Bookmark   April 23, 2006 at 11:51AM
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shrubs_n_bulbs(z8/9 UK)

Not M. voburnensis. Not M. mazatlanensis. Not M. wrightii. Not M. thornberi. M. sheldonii is a good suggestion, but I would like to offer M. dioica. M. dioica is very variable but some good ID features are the single hooked central spine sometimes with several upper centrals almost like radials, the highly cylindrical shape, and the short strongly green style lobes. The bright red fruit is also helpful for ID, but M. sheldonii fruit is quite similar if a little paler red.

    Bookmark   April 23, 2006 at 12:32PM
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igor_fl(Florida)

Sheldonii or mazatlanensis seems to be the closest one ... any possibility for this to be a blossfeldiana? I used to have one and bought this cactus because the body reminded me of it ... but blossfeldiana had larger flowers if I remember correctly ...

    Bookmark   April 23, 2006 at 12:55PM
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igor_fl(Florida)

A few more photos - including of the entire plant - maybe that will help?


    Bookmark   April 23, 2006 at 1:37PM
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jadegarden(z11 Caribbean)

Igor,

I stick to my original suggestion. Still looks like sheldonii to me. I'm not as experienced as shrubs to be able to rule out other species since I know plants can be very variable, but I'm sure I have a plant like this that is labelled sheldonii.

Here is a link that might be useful: My Mammillaria sheldonii

    Bookmark   April 23, 2006 at 2:20PM
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steve_nz

Here is my Mam labelled as sheldonii

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   April 23, 2006 at 5:08PM
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