Solitary, body globular 3 cm wide. Axils at first woolly. 1 yellowish-brown central spine to 15-20 mm, hooked, 20 stiff whitish radial spines 15 mm long. Flowers lavender or pink to 30 mm long and wide. Fruit orange.
Source: (1997). Cactaceae. 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.