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Mammillaria plumosa

 

Feather Cactus

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassCaryophyllidaeCacti, many other succulents, carnivorous plants, and leadworts
OrderCaryophyllalesIncludes cacti, carnations, amaranths, ice plants, and many carnivorous plants
FamilyCactaceaeSucculent (water-storing) plants, often spiny
GenusMammillariaFrom Latin mammilla, “nipple,” referring to the tubercules on members of this genus
SpeciesplumosaPlumed or feathery

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Mammillaria plumosa description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 8 Apr 2011.

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Mammillaria plumosa (Feather Cactus)

4/6/2011 · Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens, Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD
≈ 4 × 6" (10 × 15 cm)

Mammillaria plumosa (Feather Cactus)

4/6/2011 · Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens, Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD
≈ 12 × 17" (29 × 44 cm)

Mammillaria plumosa (Feather Cactus)

4/6/2011 · Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens, Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD
≈ 9 × 7" (21 × 18 cm)