Original Description:The Cactaceae 1
p.155 - Britton & Rose (1920)
Bushy, 2 meters high; joints dull green, somewhat glaucous, obovate, 2 cm long, spineless or with very short brown spines; leaves conic, red, 2 to 3 mm long; areoles large, elevated, filled with short brown wool; flowers rose-colored, 5 cm long; petals obtuse; filaments pink, much shorter than petals; style nearly white; stigma-lobes yellowish; fruit obovate, 4cm long, spineless; seeds 4 mm in diameter.
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