Solitary, body globular, to 5 cm wide, without milky sap. Tubercles obscure. Axils woolly and bristly. Central spines lacking. Radial spines about 80, unequal, 4-6 mm long, white, spreading and bristle-like. Flowers purplish-red, 1.5 cm long and 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.