Description: Slowly offsetting,
irregularly forming small clusters.
Stem: Cylindrical, narrow, eventually clumping near the base of
the plant, without latex, 3-4 cm in diameter , 15 cm tall. Body
but often reddish if grown in full light.
Tubercles: Pyramidal without latex, axil naked (or with a few
Roots: Fibrous or moderately swollen..
Radial spine: 11 to 12, 8 to 10 mm long, thin and white.
Central spine: 3 to 4, 10 mm long, dark brown, with one central
Flowers: Light pink flower, petals with darker pink median line,
2,5-3 cm in diameter, stigma yellowish-green.
Fruit: Red, clavate and long lasting on the plant.
Blooming season (Europe): From May to September.
Photo of conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and
cultivars of Mammillaria fraileana.