⚠ Version 1 of The Plant List has been superseded.
This name is in version 1.1 of The Plant List, record kew-2781579, with some changes.
This name is a synonym of Melocactus ferox Pfeiff. ex C.F.Först..
The record derives from WCSP (in review) which reports it as a synonym with original publication details: Hort. Dyck. 341 1834.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:131647-1.