blooms have solid red-violet, narrow, acutely tipped lanceolate petals. Stamens are pink tinted. A creamy white style supports a similar hue five lobe stigma.
smallish, medium green phylloclades have small, rudimentary or bump-like dentations. Marginal areole notches lack bristles. Apical bristle clusters are evident. Some segments are 3 sided. Margins exhibit a thin burgundy border.