About the Mammillaria Society
The Mammillaria Society was founded in 1960 to promote and study this genus. Over the decades, the scope has been extended to include the allied genera Coryphantha, Escobaria (now Pelecyphora), Neolloydia, Thelocactus and most recently Turbinicarpus. Today, the emphasis is also on the cultivation and conservation of these plants.
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.
- 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 12 years.
- A discount on digitised journals covering 60 years.
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