Mammillaria grahamii - Graham's Nipple Cactus Mammillaria grahamii - Graham's Nipple Cactus Large Photo of Mammillaria grahamii
Common Name Graham's Nipple Cactus, Fishhook Cactus
Latin Name Mammillaria grahamii
Native Habitat Below 4,500 feet in Chihuahuan, Sonoran, and Mojave Deserts with Saguaro or Joshua tree
Soil Dry decomposed granite, sand, limestone, low organic content, well drained
Water Twice per month in summer
Height X Width 6 inches
Protective Mechanism Spines
Leaves None Evergreen
Garden Suitability Sonoran
Ornamental Value Large pink flowers February to July, red fruits, cold marginal
Nature Value Fruits eaten by birds and some mammals
Native American Uses Food
Links  
    Images and data http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Cactaceae/Mammillaria_grahamii.html
    Images and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=10101
    Images and data http://www.fireflyforest.com/flowers/pinks/pink01.html
    Images and data http://fireflyforest.net/firefly/2005/08/07/grahams-nipple-cactus/
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/161737/
    Images http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?stat=BROWSE&query_src=photos_flora_sci&where-genre=Plant&where-taxon=Mammillaria+grahamii+var.+grahamii&title_tag=Mammillaria+grahamii+var.+grahamii
    Images and data http://wc.pima.edu/~bfiero/tucsonecology/plants/cactuses_fhpi.htm
    Seeds http://www.b-and-t-world-seeds.com/carth.asp?species=Mammillaria%20grahamii%20Dona%20Ana%20Co%20NM&sref=10848
    Distribution map http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=MAGR9
    Data http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=242415357
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