Plants solitary or forming clumps. Stems globose to somewhat obovate, glaucous gray-green, 8-10 cm (3.1-3.9 in) in diameter. Tubercles somewhat separated, obovoid, rhomboid basally, to 10 mm (0.4 in) long, axils woolly at first, later naked. Central spines usually absent, rarely 1-2, similar to the radials. Radial spines 13-15, slender, yellowish to brownish, somewhat curved backward, horizontal, some radiating, a few directed upward, to 10 mm (0.4 in) long. Flowers yellow, to 3 cm (1.2 in) long and 7 cm (2.8 in) in diameter. Fruits not known. Distribution: Oaxaca, Mexico.
Coryphantha pulleineana (Backeberg) Glass 1968 Neolloydia pulleineana Backeberg 1948
Plants usually solitary, occasionally branching from below. Roots tuberous. Stems narrowly cylindrical, dark gray-green, to 20 cm (7.9 in) high, 1.5-4.5 cm (0.6-1.8 in) in diameter. Tubercles rounded conical to ovoid, strongly ascending, to 10 mm (0.4 in) long, axils and furrows with white wool, glands absent. Central spines 3-4, brown to black, straight, rigid, ascending, 15-28 mm (0.6-1.1 in) long. Radial spines 12-18, grayish white with dark tips, unequal, 13-15 mm
(0.5-0.6 in) long. Flowers pale or bright yellow to orange-yellow, to 2.5 cm (1 in) long, 3-4 cm (1.2-1.6 in) in diameter. Fruits greenish, juicy. Distribution: Tamaulipas and San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
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