Mammillaria scrippsiana

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Mammillaria scrippsiana subsp. scrippsiana
Mammillaria scrippsiana


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. Mammillaria
Species: Mammillaria scrippsiana


Mammillaria scrippsiana (Britton & Rose) Orcutt, Cactography 8 (1926).


The specific epithet honors the patron of science and founder of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California Edward W. Scripps (1854–1926)


  • Mammillaria pseudoscrippsiana Backeb.
  • Mammillaria scrippsiana var. armeria Repp.
  • Mammillaria scrippsiana var. autlanensis R.T.Craig & E.Y.Dawson
  • Mammillaria scrippsiana var. pseudoscrippsiana (Backeb.) Repp.
  • Mammillaria scrippsiana var. rooksbyana Backeb.
  • Mammillaria scrippsiana subsp. schumacheri Linzen
  • Mammillaria scrippsiana var. typica R.T.Craig & E.Y.Dawson
  • Neomammillaria scrippsiana Britton & Rose
  • Neomammillaria scrippsiana var. rooksbyana (Backeb.) Y.Itô


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