Solitary, eventually clustering, body globular, crown depressed or flat, to 10 cm wide, with milky sap. Tubercles prominent. Axils woolly. Central spines 4-6(-7), to 8 mm long, needle-like, pinkish, tips blackish. Radial spines 20-22, 3-6 mm long, whitish. Flowers pale pink with reddish stripe, 1 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.