Mammillaria decipiens subsp. camptotricha
Common Name: bird's nest cactus
Origin: While Mammillaria decipiens is found in several eastern Mexican states, the camptotricha subspecies is endemic only to the deserts of eastern Queretaro.
Description: Mammillaria decipiens subsp. camptotricha is a low growing cactus that is small, with flattened stems and elongated tubercles. The spines are very long and twisted, completely enveloping the body of mature plants. In late summer or early autumn, insignificant white flowers may emerge through the mat of yellow spines, followed by red fruits and large quantities of seeds.
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