Body solitary, or occasionally clustering, spherical to shortly cylindrical, 5-10 cm high with 11-16 ribs. Areoles close set with 1 central spine 1.5 cm long, and 15-20 appressed radial spines 1-2 cm long. Flowers pink, often with paler edge, 3-4 cm long, 5 cm wide. Fruit dry at maturity.
Source: (1997). Echinocereus. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.