Solitary or eventually clustering, body elongating, 4 cm wide. Tubercles close set. Axils woolly. Central spines 4(-5), 2 mm long, yellowish. Radial spines 24, 2 mm, white. Flowers deep pinkish purple, small. Fruit 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.