subg. Mammillaria sect. Mammillaria series Mammillaria
Common Name: Mexican Pincushion
Family: Cactaceae Juss.
Country of Origin: central Mexico
Description: Widespread throughout central Mexico in Hidalgo, Guerrero, Mexico, Aguascalientes, Zacatecas, Queretaro, Guanajuato, Tapaulimas, Nuevo Leon and San Luis Potosi. Altitude 100 - 2700 m. Despite the abundance and diversity of cacti in Mexico, this species is one of the few species that readily colonize barren lava fields. 4