Mammillaria beneckei

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Mammillaria beneckei
Mammillaria beneckei


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. Oehmea
Species: Mammillaria beneckei


Mammillaria beneckei C.Ehrenb., 1844


The specific epithet honors the Berlin-based trader Stephan (Etienne) Benecke (1808–1879), who emigrated to Mexico, where he was the German consul of Mexico and in 1875 founded the Camara Nacional de Comercio.


  • Cactus beneckei (C.Ehrenb.) Kuntze
  • Chilita colonensis (R.T.Craig) Buxb.
  • Chilita nelsonii (Britton & Rose) Orcutt
  • Dolichothele aylostera (Werderm.) Backeb.
  • Dolichothele balsasoides (R.T.Craig) Backeb.
  • Dolichothele beneckei (C.Ehrenb.) Backeb.
  • Dolichothele nelsonii (Britton & Rose) Backeb.
  • Mammillaria aylostera Werderm.
  • Mammillaria balsasensis Boed.
  • Mammillaria balsasoides R.T.Craig
  • Mammillaria barkeri Shurly
  • Mammillaria beneckei subsp. balsasoides (R.T.Craig) Lodé
  • Mammillaria beneckei var. multiceps Repp.
  • Mammillaria colonensis R.T.Craig
  • Mammillaria guiengolensis Bravo & T.MacDoug.
  • Mammillaria nelsonii (Britton & Rose) Boed.
  • Neomammillaria nelsonii Britton & Rose
  • Oehmea beneckei (C.Ehrenb.) Buxb.
  • Oehmea nelsonii (Britton & Rose) Buxb.


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Mexico
      • Mexico Central, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southwest

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


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English: Fish hook cactus
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