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  Mammillaria bocasana
cv. FRED
forma tuberculata'
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Mammillaria bocacsana "FRED" clone B (bigger and smooth heads)
 

Etymology: Named for the guy that discovered it, this unusual odd spineless mutant plant had scientists baffled for quite some time before it revealed its true self!

Description
: It forms large low clusters of soft rubbery textured green and pink stems, some only a few centimeters across and plant looks more like some non-cactus succulent than a cactus.. Rarely a spine or a hair, monstrose or crested flowers. Sometimes will have a normal "patch" and remain mostly monstrose... The shows many growing variations with different crested and monstrose shapes.

Cultivation:
Mammillaria bocasana "Fred" grows well on its own roots. Keep well ventilated as it is prone to root rot. Protect from frosts and freezes. Hates the sun.

 

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Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific Name: Mammillaria bocasana
First description by Poselger, Allg. Gartenz 21: 94 (1853)
cv. FRED 'forma tuberculata'

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.

Origin: Garden origin (Nursery produced cultivar)


Mammillaria bocasana cv. FRED Tubrculate form (Clone C)
 

 




 

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