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About the Mammillaria Society

The Mammillaria Society was founded in the UK in 1960 to promote and study this genus. Over the decades, the scope has been extended to and now includes the allied genera Acharagma, Cochemiea, Coryphantha, Escobaria (now Pelecyphora), Kadenicarpus, Rapicactus, Thelocactus and Turbinicarpus. Today, the emphasis is also on the cultivation and conservation of these plants.

Mammillaria chionocephala
Mammillaria formosa subsp chionocephala

About the genus Mammillaria

Mammillarias have long been popular plants with cactus growers due to their interesting spines and showy flowers. It is the largest genus in the Cactus family with about 140 species recognised, 37 in the closely related Cochemiea and many more subspecies so there are plenty for the enthusiast to grow. Mammillarias are from Mexico with some species also found in southwest USA, the Caribbean and as far south as Colombia. Several species are endangered or critically endangered in the wild.

Member Benefits

  • Quarterly illustrated Journal.
  • Zoom presentations.
  • Annual seed list (UK members only).
  • Biennial Show.
  • Members’ Area on our website which includes access to Journals from the last 13 years.
  • A discount on digitised journals covering 60 years.
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