Number of posts : 206 Registration date : 2009-10-01
Subject: Re: Identification mammillaria Sat Oct 08, 2016 1:17 pm
On http://mammillaria.forumotion.net/t1288-mammillaria-rekoi you will find photos of M. rekoi SB581 and ML353 with hooked centrals. Also shown there is a photo of Rep 717 (Walter Hellinx collection) without hooked centrals. Growing conditions might be a factor in producing hooked or only straight centrals. Reppenhagen writes that M. rekoi has 4 - 6 central spines, of which the lower one is the longest and often hooked. The photo of a plant in his 2-volume book does not show any hooked centrals, however. The plant, which looks as if it would appreciate more light, could also be related to M. ernestii, centraliplumosa or virginis.