Coryphantha melleospina Bravo 1954

Plants solitary, globose to short cylindrical, 4-7 cm (1.6-2.8 in) in diameter, olive green, with the stem tips covered by spines. Tubercles to 8 mm (0.3 in) high, axils woolly at first, later naked. Central spines absent. Radial spines 17-19, awl shaped, stout, pectinately arranged, somewhat bent backward,yellow to reddish yellow, 10-12 mm (0.4-0.5 in) long. Flowers yellow, 3.5-4.5 cm (1.4-1.8 in) long, 4-5 cm (1.6-2 in) in diameter. Fruits ellipsoidal, green, 2-3 cm (0.8-1.2 in) long. Distribution: Oaxaca, Mexico.

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