Acanthocalycium spittiflorum K Schumann Backeberg 1935

Echinocactus splniflorum K. Schumann 1903, Echinopsis spiniflora

(K. Schumann) A. Berger 1929 Echinopsis violacea Werdermann 1931, Acanthocalycium violaceum (Werdermann) Backeberg 1935

Plants usually solitary, globose to somewhat elongate, depressed apically, to 60 cm (24 in) high, 10-15 cm (3.9-5.9 in) in diameter. Ribs 16-20, acute, somewhat tuberculate, to 1 cm (0.4 in) high. Spines 10-20, straight, needle-like, flexible, yellowish to brown, with dark tips, becoming gray with age. Flowers erect, funnelform to bell shaped, pink to white, to 4 cm (1.6 in) long and in diameter. Distribution: Córdoba, Argentina.

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