Mammillaria formosa subsp. chionocephala

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Mammillaria formosa subsp. chionocephala
Mammillaria formosa subsp. chionocephala


Taxonavigation: Caryophyllales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Caryophyllales

Familia: Cactaceae
Subfamilia: Cactoideae
Tribus: Cacteae
Genus: Mammillaria
Subgenus: M. subg. Mammillaria
Sectio: M. sect. Mammillaria
Series: M. ser. Leucocephalae
Species: Mammillaria formosa
Subspecies: M. f. subsp. chionocephala



Mammillaria formosa subsp. chionocephala (J.A.Purpus) D.R.Hunt, 1998


  • Mammillaria chionocephala J.A.Purpus in Monatsschr. Kakteenk. 16: 41. 1906 syn. sec. Hunt 2016
  • Neomammillaria chiocephala (J.A.Purpus) Britton & Rose, Cactaceae 4: 101, f. 99. 1923 syn. sec. The Plant List v. 1.1 2013
  • Neomammillaria chionocephala (J.A.Purpus) Britton & Rose, Cactaceae 4: 101. 1923 syn. sec. Kew WCVP (2019)
    • Mammillaria ritteriana Boed. in Monatsschr. Deutsch. Kakteen-Ges. 1: 173. 1929 syn. sec. Hunt 2016
  • Neomammillaria ritteriana (Boed.) Y.Itô, Cactaceae: 585. 1981 syn. sec. Korotkova 2021
    • Mammillaria caerulea R.T.Craig, Mammill. Handb.: 306, fig. 278. 1945 syn. sec. Hunt 2016
    • Mammillaria ritteriana var. quadricentralis R.T.Craig, Mammill. Handb.: 89, fig. 68. 1945 syn. sec. Tropicos
    • Neomammillaria ritteriana var. quadricentralis (R.T.Craig) Y.Itô, Cactaceae: 585. 1981, nom. inval., syn. sec. Hunt 2016
    • Mammillaria roemeri Wolfg.Krüger & W.Rischer in Mitt. Arbeitskreises Mammillarienfr. 26: 96. 2002 syn. sec. Hunt 2016


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Mexico
      • Mexico Northeast

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



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