Melocactus matanzanus Len 1934

dwarfturk's-cap cactus, turk's-cap cactus Melocactus actinacanthus Areces 1976

Plants globose, pale green, 7-9 cm (2.8-3.5 in) high, 8-9 cm (3.1-3.5 in) in diameter. Ribs 8-9 or more. Spines brownish

Melocactus matanzanus

white or gray. Central spine one, to 20 mm (0.8 in) long. Radial spines 7-8,12-20 mm (0.5-0.8 in) long. Cephalia to 9 cm (3.5 in) high, 5-6 cm (2-2.4 in) in diameter, densely covered with reddish brown bristles. Flowers opening about noon, pink, to 20 mm (0.8 in) long. Fruits pink to lilac-pink, 10-20 mm (0.4-0.8 in) long. Distribution: northern Cuba.

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