Mammillaria elongata var. Cristata
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Caryophyllidae||Cacti, many other succulents, carnivorous plants, and leadworts|
|Order||Caryophyllales||Includes cacti, carnations, amaranths, ice plants, and many carnivorous plants|
|Family||Cactaceae||Succulent (water-storing) plants, often spiny|
|Genus||Mammillaria||From Latin mammilla, “nipple,” referring to the tubercules on members of this genus|
|var.||Cristata||Crested or comb-like|
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Mammillaria elongata var. Cristata description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 8 Apr 2011.
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4/6/2011 · Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens, Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD
≈ 16 × 11" (41 × 27 cm)