Description: It forms
irregular clumps of low round to short cylindrical stems up to 5 cm in
diameter. Tubercle are soft, cylindrical, with round tips. In the axil
there are wool and up to 15 bristles to 15 mm long.
Spines: Radials: 16 - 25, radiating, needle-like shining white, 4
- 12 mm long. Centrals: 7 - 14, mostly needle-like, yellow , 10 -
20 mm long one of which is descending and slightly hooked, all other
Flower: Yellowish white with pinkish tint up to 10 mm in
Fruit: Red, 6 - 13 mm long, not arising above the spines.