Freely clustering, body globular or elongate at maturity 3-4 cm wide. Axils with wool and bristles. Central spines lacking, more than 100 white or yellow, pubescent radial spines to 5 mm. Flowers white 11 mm long and wide. Fruit greenish.
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.