Welcome to the Mammillaria Society

PLEASE NOTE: To join the Society or to renew an existing membership please go to Membership for 2018


Here you'll find details about the Society, about membership, and about our Journal and Annual Meetings and Shows. We try to feature a different species of MammillariaCoryphanthaEscobaria, NeolloydiaThelocactus or Turbinicarpus each month, and sometimes these include newly described species.

We hope you will share our delight in this genus of plants, that stretches from Central America and the Caribbean through all of Mexico and deep into the Western States of the USA. New discoveries are being made all the time, and this web site will feature them once described in the appropriate Journal.

Please also visit the Mammillaria Forum to talk with other Mammillaria enthusiasts in the UK and around the world, but do please note that while this is supported by the Society it is not run by us.

You do not need to register to look at our free content. You can see our events for the year, and there is a lot of information in the Plants of the Month section, and details of other useful websites etc. 

Mammillaria Society members who want access to the Members area should contact either Chris Davies or Pete Arthurs, who will then register you and give you access. This Members Only area contains digital versions of our Journals from 2011 onwards which may be downloaded. The provision of access will typically take up to a few days after contacting us. It is unfortunately necessary to do it this way as we have been receiving a lot of false registrations recently and the workload to remove these is much more than registering bona fide Society Members.  Trying to Register will take you straight to the logon page, and so will fail.

If you have any problems, please contact the webmaster for the site.



We appear to have a problem with the top menu on the Home page. To join the Society or to renew an existing membership please go to Membership for 2018

24th May Update - New regulations are shortly to come into effect with regard to the protection of the data that the Society holds about its members. A formal letter is being sent with the May journal to all members, which is reproduced here

Links - containing Cactus Explorer link to Dr David Hunt's Huitzilopochtlia, and the recently revitalised Mammillarias.net.

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We are delighted to offer our Back-Journals in gigital format on two DVDs.

Each DVD contains 25 years of Journals, formatted as a single searchable Adobe PDF format document. This means that you can search for any text string you like, and with the use of the Adobe Reader you will find all occurrences in the whole 25 volume set that you are searching in.

We have established pricing for Members and Non-Members, and the differences in costs between UK, Other EU and Rest of the World destinations reflects the differences in postage and handling costs.

Please note that the license granted to any purchaser is for individual use only, and is not to be reproduced, or made available to multiple users. If your requirement is for this type of license, please contact the Treasurer, as below.


Please pay by PayPal or send your order with a sterling cheque drawn on a UK Bank to:

The Treasurer - DVD Offer
10 Copperkins Grove
Bucks HP6 5QD


Members Prices
 UK Members DVD 1 - £20.00
UK Member DVD 1 | 20 GBP
 UK Members DVD 2 - £20.00
UK Member DVD 2 | 20 GBP
 UK Members DVD Set - £37.50
UK Member DVD Set (2 DVDs) | 37.50 GBP
 Other European Members DVD 1 - £26
European Member DVD 1 | 26 GBP
 Other European Members DVD 2 - £26
European Member DVD 2 | 26 GBP
 Other European Members DVD Set - £52
European Member DVD Set (2 DVDs) | 52 GBP
 Rest of World Members DVD 1 - £26
ROW Member DVD 1 | 26 GBP
 Rest of World Members DVD 2 - £26
ROW Member DVD 2 | 26 GBP
 Rest of World Members DVD Set - £52
ROW Member DVD Set (2 DVDs) | 52 GBP



Non-Members Prices

 UK Non-Members DVD 1 - £25.00
UK Non-Member DVD 1 | 25 GBP
 UK Non-Members DVD 2 - £25.00
UK Non-Member DVD 2 | 25 GBP
 UK Non-Members DVD Set - £50
UK Non-Member DVD Set (2 DVDs) | 50 GBP
 Other European Non-Members DVD 1 - £27
European Non-Member DVD 1 | 27 GBP
 Other European Non-Members DVD 2 - £27
European Non-Member DVD 2 | 27 GBP
 Other European Non-Members DVD Set - £54
European Non-Member DVD Set (2 DVDs) | 54 GBP
 Rest of World Non-Members DVD 1 - £28
ROW Non-Member DVD 1 | 28 GBP
 Rest of World Non-Members DVD 2 - £28
ROW Non-Member DVD 2 | 28 GBP
 Rest of World Non-Members DVD Set - £56
ROW Non-Member DVD Set (2 DVDs) | 56 GBP

Recommended Books about Mammillaria,

and Coryphantha

Several books have been published or made available by the Society. These are all now out of print but include:

  • Interesting Newer Mammillarias by Dr Bill Maddams

  • Meritorious Mammillarias by Dr Bill Maddams

  • Coryphantha and Allied Genera by Ian Lawrie

  • Dr R T Craig’s celebrated The Mammillaria Handbook. Written in the 1930’s & still a basic reference work

  • Essential reading, John Pilbeam's second and superb book on Mammillarias.
  • A more general book, but one which can justly be described as "The Ultimate Cactus Book" is the late Ted Anderson's "The Cactus Family"
    • Click on the picture above to learn more
  • Coryphantha by Reto Dicht and Adrian Luethy

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