Body clustering, globular to 5 cm wide with 6 or 7 rounded ribs. Areoles with 3-4 yellowish spines to 1 cm falling at maturity. Flowers whitish, outer petals pinkish 4 cm long.
Source: (1997). Echinocereus. 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. (as Echinocereus knippelianus var. kruegeri)