flowering plant in February southern California without the long, white spines.. under synonym M elegans.
In a plant show
Blooming two days before Christmas, 2006.
A closeup of the flower.
form with dark, central spines. Los Angeles intercity show, 2010
San Diego Cactus show 2011
Sunset Plant show, spring, Los Angeles
Oaxaca. Photo courtesy of Kelly Griffin. Copyright of Kelly Griffin.
Photo courtesy and copyright of Cok Grootscholten of Succulent Nursery, Holland, a nursery and formidable private succulent collection. http://public.fotki.com/Grootscholten/plant-collections/