Macdougal’s Nipple Cactus (Mammillaria heyderi var. macdougalii)   5 comments

Friday with Friends & Molino Basin to Prison Camp

Edi Moore guided us to a couple of Macdougal’s Nipple Cactus in Molino Basin last Monday while hiking the area. These two are only about 4″ high and somewhat concealed by other plants and desert debris. This sighting was my first.

Friday with Friends & Molino Basin to Prison Camp

The blossoms had not yet opened on one plant, but should soon follow the other with beautiful greenish-yellow blossoms.

Friday with Friends & Molino Basin to Prison CampAlthough not that common, they are native to the desert’s higher elevations and are a protected plant.  — Images by kenne

5 responses to “Macdougal’s Nipple Cactus (Mammillaria heyderi var. macdougalii)

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  1. Wow, what a beautiful plant! Your camera does it justice. As a cyber voyeur, distance may dull the cacti’s spines, but its colors are that much sharper 🙂 Hope you are having a great day!
    Cheers,
    Tyler

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  2. We nick name the huge one: a seat for the mother in law; )

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  3. Exquisite, thank you!!!!

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