upper petals are vermilion with silvery bases. Petals edged vermilion. Lower petals flushed rose magenta. Tube very pale, silvery rose magenta. Petals are rounded to spathulate with upper petals pointed and lower petals with obtuse tips. Lower petals recurved. All petals are crepe-like. Flower length is 9 cm. Upper width is 6 cm. Lower width is 4 cm. Tube is 3.5 cm. Ovary receptacle very upturned, pear shape, 1 cm. Bloom cycle is early to early mid-season.
E.B. Hoare, Cactus & Succulent Journal N.S.W., June 1987: 12-13