Myrtillocactus geometrizans Cactus
Myrtillocactus geometrizans cv. Fukurokuryuzinboku
Common Names: Boob Cactus, Breast Cactus
Description: The Japanese cultivar 'Fukurokuryuzinboku' is a strange monstrous form and a very rare and priced collector item. Its vernacular English names "Breast cactus" or "Titty cactus" comes from the particular shape of the tubercled ribs that resemble women breasts. This plant - apart from the breasts - is similar in all other features to the common "Blue Candle" and can grow up to 4.5 m tall, with the crown reaching up to 5 m in width.
Stems: Glaucous (blue grey) Up to 3 -10 cm thick. They have 5-8 strange chinned ribs, shaped like a woman's breast that are approximately 2.5 cm in depth with areoles about 3-5 cm apart.
Each monstrous ribs is bordered with irregularly pleaded longitudinal groves .
Flowers: Rather smaller (2.5-3.7 cm) in relation to stem, greenish white.
Blooming season: March. Starts blooming when it is about 60 cm tall.
Fruit: Very sweet, edible, dark red, oblong fruits 8-20 mm in diameter.