Solitary or eventually clustering, body globular or elongate at maturity to about 15 cm wide. Tubercles prominent, angular. Axils with yellowish wool 4(-5) pinkish-brown black-tipped straight or curving sub-central spines, forming a cross, lateral pair to 6 mm long, upper 8-12 mm long, lower 10-20 mm long. Flowers pale pink, 1.5-2 cm long, 1.2-1.5 cm wide. Fruit prominent, red.
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.