Flowers large 3-4cm in diameter, purplish pink, in summer, with long
stigmata, showy, nearly as large as the plant bodies.
Notes: M. boolii was once placed in the
genus Bartschella because of its fruit
anatomy and large pink flowers located at the top of the plant. The
fruit are red, thin-skinned and often break off from a basal
pore rather than falling whole (like in most Mammillaria).
Clumping plants with soft, green or grey-green
Stems up to 5cm wide, with prominent rounded
globose to depressed
conical when growing in
habitat. While cultivated plant have (frequently)
Cultivation: This plant is somewhat difficult to cultivate. Needs good
drainage as it is