Epithelantha bokei facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsEpithelantha bokei
This cactus is disc-shaped or cylindrical and usually unbranched. It has a flat top. It usually measures 2 to 5 centimeters in width. It is so thickly covered in pale-colored spines that it is white or yellowish in color. There are up to 90 on each areole. The longest are about 7 millimeters in length. The delicate pale pink flowers are up to 1.7 centimeters long and wide. The red fruit is about a centimeter long. Much of the plant is located below ground, with a few centimeters above. It contracts into the ground during dry periods.
The specific epithet honors Norman H. Boke, plant anatomist and student of the Cactaceae.
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