Mammillaria surculosa is a small cactus that forms colonies of bright green spiny stems with prominent cylindrical tubercles tapering…
Meaning: Suckering; producing suckers or sucker-like shoots.
Derivation: The feminine form of the Latin compound adjective "surculosus."
Whereas the generic name must be unique, there are often two or more genera with the same specific epithet. The same epithet can also be used within a species, for subspecies, varieties, and forms.
Here is a full list of succulents with this epithet. Click on the photo or the name of the plant for which you wish to see further information.