Mammillaria pondii subsp. setispina
Synonym: Cochemiea setispina
Common Name: cochemiea
Origin: Mammillaria pondii subsp. setispina is endemic to Mexico, the interior of Baja California – including the San Borja region, San Julio Canyon, and Angel de la Guarda Island. It originates from gravelly or sandy slopes of granite mountains, at altitudes of 0-400 m.
Description: Cochemiea is a clumping, columnar cactus that reaches 12 inches tall. It forms solitary gray-green stems that develop into clusters over time, covered in a dense array of spines. From March – April showy red flowers are formed, funnel-shaped and narrow for Hummingbird pollination.
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