Coryphantha maliterrarum L Bremer 1984

Plants solitary, clustering with age. Stems slightly depressed globose, dull leaf green, to 11 cm (4.3 in) high and 10 cm (3.9 in) in diameter, not densely covered by spines. Tubercles firm, conical, angled upward, somewhat rhomboid with age, to 12 mm (0.5 in) high, axils with white wool, later naked, without glands. Central spine usually one, sometimes absent, awl shaped, strong, stiff, curved downward, black, becoming gray with age, to 15 mm (0.6 in) long. Radial spines 12-14, thin, awl shaped, straight to slightly curved, dirty white with dark tips, 12-15 mm (0.5-0.6 in) long. Flowers lemon yellow, 4-5 cm (1.6-2 in) in diameter. Fruits obovate, gray-green. Distribution: Queretaro, Mexico.

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