Description: Solitary, columnar upright-growing species,
usually erect but sometimes sprawling that looks a bit like a green pine
cone, stem blue green with latex up to 8-10 cm in diameter, 30-40 (60)
tall. Tubercles Prominent, globular conical clothed in white wool with
few or no spines.
Many rose to pinkish purple irregularly distributed near crown,
up to 10 mm long, 12 mm in diameter, with a very long flowering time from spring to summer, Fruit: Club shaped, red.
Remarks: A rare peculiarity of this plant is that the flowers are produced
either from the
axil and from the apex of the tubercles too.