from "Cactus" - Britton & Rose:
Neomammillaria verhaertiana (Bödeker).
Mammillaria verhaertiana Bödeker, Monatsschr. Kakteenk. 22: 152. 1912.
Solitary, short-cylindric; tubercles subconic, their axils setose; radial spines 20 or more yellowish, setaceous, 1 cm. long, glabrous; central spines 4 to 8, stouter than the radials, brown at tip, one of them hooked at apex; flowers white, 2 cm. long, appearing in a circle below top of plant;
outer perianth-segments broadly lanceolate, yellowish white; anthers rose-colored: style rose; stigma-lobes 8 or 9.
Type locality: Mexico.
Distribution: Known only from the type locality.
We know the plant only from descriptions and illustrations and a few-spine-clusters sent us by L. Quehl.
Bödeker placed it next to Mammillaria spinosissima, but unlike that species one of the central spines is hooked.
The species is named for François Verhaert.
Illustration: Monatsschr. Kakteenk.
22: 153, as Mammillaria verhaertiana
From "Ento" Ennio Toso collection - Savona
Seeds from Hulig - 2003