Description: Small solitary subglobose cacti.
Stem: flattened globular tapering below, 50mm high 60mm wide
olive green; woolly apex.
Tubercles: Irregular pyramidal quadrangular or rhomboid to 5mm
long, 4mm wide. forming 13 to 21 tubercled ribs.
Root: Bundled swollen.
Spines: Radials 11-16 white rigid , radiating horizontally, to
10mm long; Centrals 2, one erect one horizontal to 25mm long.
Flowers: Funnel form apricot coloured with purplish midribs and
lighter margins to 24mm wide, with purplish midveins, 1 inch in diameter
(2.5 cm). Fruits: Urn shaped to 12 mm long with black seeds.
Photo of conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and
cultivars of the
(This taxon has lots of synonyms
whit several controversial varieties and