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Research and Conservation in Southern Sonora, Mexico

Mammillaria saboae haudeana (choyita)

 


Mammillaria saboae haudeana in habitat near Yécora, Sonora. Note the penny for scale. Photo: T.R. Van Devender

Mammillaria saboae haudeana in habitat near Yécora, Sonora. The flower is much larger than the stem. Several tiny but mature plants are visible in this image. Photo: T.R. Van Devender

In cultivation Mammillaria saboae goldii forms large clusters. The flowers are larger than the stem that produces it. Photo: Mark Dimmitt

Mammillaria saboae goldii is somewhat larger than variety haudeana, but the most of the difference seen in this image is that cultivated plants tend to inflate with water. Photo: Mark Dimmitt