Melocactuspaucispinus G Heimen R Paul 1983


Plants strongly depressed, either hemispheric or disk shaped, often partly buried in the sand, gray-green, never glaucous, 7-12 cm (2.8-4.7 in) high, 15-19 cm (5.9-7.5 in) in diameter. Ribs 9-10. Spines curved backward, gray with darker tips. Central spines absent. Radial spines 3-6, lowermost ones largest, 20-32 mm (0.8-1.3 in). Cephalia 3-6 cm (1.2-2.4 in) high, 7-8 cm (2.8-3.1 in) in diameter, with dense, fine, pinkish red bristles and creamy white wool. Flowers deep pink, 18-26 mm (0.7-1 in) long, 9-15 mm (0.4-0.6 in) in diameter. Fruits pale lilac-pink, 14-19 mm (0.6-0.7 in) long. Distribution: southern central Bahia, Brazil. Melocactus paucispinus is listed in Appendix I of cites.

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