anyone know this mam?

Carmichael, CA(Zone 9b)

She's a CUTIE. I love the pink flowers. Of course it was only marked mamillaria species.

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Valley of the Sun, AZ(Zone 9b)

I appreciate the close-up shots, but do you also have some other shots showing the whole plant?

Carmichael, CA(Zone 9b)

It's in this little group. I can shoot another tomorrow, if this doesn't help...

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Valley of the Sun, AZ(Zone 9b)

I found a few that were pretty close, but not an exact match. If the flowers are getting ready to open, be sure to post photos of them here, because that would help alot. The flowers, I suspect, are whitish inside petals with pinkish sepals.
Suspects: M. albicans ssp. slevinii. & M. rekoi. Those two seem to have the same spine array but the flowers are a little different (maybe).
We will see what develops with the flowers.

Carmichael, CA(Zone 9b)

Thanks Xenomorf! I will post pics.

Melbourne Beach, FL

Just a guess, "Mammillaria rhodantha"?

Valley of the Sun, AZ(Zone 9b)

M. haasii is very close but I will wait for flowers.
http://www.cactofili.org/scheda.asp?mode=&gen=mammillaria&sp=haasii&id=66239

Valley of the Sun, AZ(Zone 9b)

Did it bloom yet?

Carmichael, CA(Zone 9b)

No full blooms yet, just more buds.

Carmichael, CA(Zone 9b)

Got one!

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Valley of the Sun, AZ(Zone 9b)

I don't know, the flowers seem to be deeper pink and smaller on M. haasii
http://www.cactofili.org/scheda.asp?mode=&gen=mammillaria&sp=haasii&id=66239

Carmichael, CA(Zone 9b)

It otherwise looks so similar!

Carmichael, CA(Zone 9b)

More photos from today....

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Valley of the Sun, AZ(Zone 9b)

I wonder why the flowers aren't opening all the way... Is it getting enough direct sunlight?

Carmichael, CA(Zone 9b)

It is in full sun. They are opening and then closing?

Carmichael, CA(Zone 9b)

I checked it again, forgot to grab photos. A bunch were open, and now they are closed again. I will try and catch it again tomorrow.

Carmichael, CA(Zone 9b)

It's happily blooming now...

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Carmichael, CA(Zone 9b)

Haasii? Do you think?

Carmichael, CA(Zone 9b)

Thank you Xenomorf!

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