Solitary, body globular to 8 cm wide. Tubercles obscured, conical. Axils bare. Central spines 6-8, to 10 mm, yellowish or black, needle-like. Radial spines 16-20, to 10 mm long, whitish or yellowish-brown. Flowers pale yellow or pinkish with a pinkish central stripe, 2 cm long, 1.5 cm wide. 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.