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Mammillaria elongata var. Cristata


Golden Lace

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassCaryophyllidaeCacti, many other succulents, carnivorous plants, and leadworts
OrderCaryophyllalesIncludes cacti, carnations, amaranths, ice plants, and many carnivorous plants
FamilyCactaceaeSucculent (water-storing) plants, often spiny
GenusMammillariaFrom Latin mammilla, “nipple,” referring to the tubercules on members of this genus
SpecieselongataElongated, lengthened
var.CristataCrested or comb-like

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Mammillaria elongata var. Cristata description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Mammillaria elongata (Golden Lace)

4/6/2011 · Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens, Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD
≈ 16 × 11" (41 × 27 cm)