⚠ Version 1 of The Plant List has been superseded.
This name is in version 1.1 of The Plant List, record tro-50335561, and has not been changed.
This name is a synonym of Thelocactus rinconensis subsp. phymatothele (Poselger ex Rumpler) Glass.
The record derives from Tropicos which reports it as a synonym (record 50335561) with original publication details: 1885.