orange red with large silvery petal bases. Lower petals orange red with rosy tinge to petal bases. Tube and filaments very pale silvery rose magenta. Upper petals spatulate with cuspidate tips to pointed tips. Lower petals lanceolate with obtuse tips. Large flower, lower petals rounded. Flower length 7.5 cm. Upper width 6 cm., lower width 5 cm. Tube length 3 cm. Ovary receptacle 0.8 cm., upturned, yellow with pinkish hue. Flowers mid May to mid June (Australia).
E.B. Hoare message to Des Ellery Nov, 9, 1984; E.B. Hoare Notes: A6-6-5; Cactus & Succulent Journal NSW, March 1988; McM&H 1995: 133