From Bahia and Minas Gerais, Brazil, one of the larger growing species that also has some of the longest spines in the genus. It looks like a miniature barrel cactus until the cephalium rises, giving it the 'Turk's Cap' nickname. The spination is variable in color, size and form. A mid-summer bloomer with pinkish magenta flowers followed by pink to red fruits.
This plant is on C.I.T.E.S. and cannot be exported