Epithelantha bokei is a small globular cactus. Its slow growth makes it rare and desired, in its countries of origin it is often victim of illegal hunting. One of its most interesting features are thorns: these are very small and thick, there are almost up to a hundred of them in each areola! Being positioned so tightly between them seems smooth to the touch; their colour is a whitish tending to cream or grey. In the periods when there is greater availability of the water this species keeps its beautiful roundish shape, whilst, in the periods of drought tends to shrink to preserve it’s humidity.