Mammillaria nivosa Link ex Pfeiff.
  • Enum. Diagn. Cact.
  • Wooly Nipple Cactus


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Habit

Mammillaria nivosa grows as succulent globe, with tubercles, forming large clumps. The globe is up 20 cm in diameter. The areoles are at the ends of the tubercles that are 1 cm apart, with whitish wool and have 10 or more radiating spines each.The complete, perfect, actinomorphic flowers are arranged solitarily, emerging from areoles at the base of the tubercles. The calyx has numerous green sepals. The corolla has numerous white/tan petals, and there are numerous stamens. The calyx, corolla and androecium are fused to form a hypanthium. The ovary is inferior with a single locule and numerous seeds. The fruit is a bright pink berry at maturity.

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    Habitat

    Mammillaria nivosa grows in exposed locations such as rock flats.

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    Distribution

    Mammillaria nivosa occurs in the southern island groupings of the Lucayan Archipelago as well as the Lesser Antilles.

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    Uses

    Mammillaria nivosa is not known to be used medicinally in the Lucayan Archipelago.As with all cacti it is CITES listed.

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    Nationally Preferred Names

    NameLanguageCountry
    Wooly Nipple CactusEnglishBS

     Information From

    Cactaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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    Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve
    http://www.levypreserve.org
    Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve. 2020. Flora by Common Name and by Scientific Name. Bahamas National Trust. Available at www.levypreserve.org Accessed on (2020/07/09).
    • B Ethan Freid All rights Preserved
    • C Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve. All rights Preserved
    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • D CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    International Union for Conservation of Nature v.3
    https://www.iucnredlist.org/
    IUCN 2019. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2019-1.
    • E See IUCN Terms and conditions of use http://www.iucnredlist.org/info/terms-of-use
    International Union for Conservation of Nature
    https://www.iucn.org/
    IUCN 2016. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-2
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