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The first species was described by Carolus Linnaeus as Cactus mammillaris in 1753, deriving its name from Latin mammilla, “nipple“, referring to the tubercles that are among the distinctive features of the genus.

Most of the mammillarias are native to Mexico, but some come from the southwest USA, the CaribbeanColombiaVenezuelaGuatemala and Honduras

Mammillaria

 

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