Mammillaria pectinifera

Mammillaria pectinifera F.A.C.Weber ()
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🌵 Published in Dict. Hort. [Bois] 2: 804 (1898)

Latin pecten (stem pectĭn-) ‘comb’ + Latin –fer (feminine –fĕra) ‘bearing’. For the comb-like arrangement of the spines. Published as a new name for Pelecyphora aselliformis var. pectinata hort. to avoid homonymy with Mammillaria pectinata Engelm. (1856) (= Coryphantha echinus).

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van der Meer, Maarten H.J. (2022, February 19). Mammillaria pectinifera. Dictionary of Cactus Names. Retrieved from