Synonym: Mammillaria recurvispina, Coryphantha sulcolanata, Cactus sulcolanatus, Echinocactus sulcolanatus, Mammillaria sulcolanata, Mammillaria retusa, Coryphantha recurvispina, Cactus recurvispinus, Mammillaria bumamma, Coryphantha garessii, Coryphantha greenwoodii, Coryphantha bumamma, Cactus elephantidens, Echinocactus elephantidens, Mammillaria elephantidens
The tubercles are usually arranged in 13 rows tipped with a few small radial spines. The light pink flowers produced in the fall are scented
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