First description: Boedeker, Kakteenk. 1:113 (1933)
Body: Solitary, sometimes clumping at base, flattened globose to globose, to 12 cm in diameter and 8 cm high, stems dull green, sunken apex covered with wool and spines.
Sap: With latex.
Tubercule: Short and broad pyramidal, 3 - 4 mm at base.
Axil: With wool and bristles.
Radial spine: 25 - 30, horizontal radiating, white, bristle like, straight, the uppermost somewhat shorter, to 5 mm long.
Central spine: 2 - 4, awl-shaped, straight, thicker at base, reddish brown with black tip, 5 - 7 mm long.
Flower: Reddish violet to deep pink, funnelform, to 13 mm wide and long,
Fruit: Carmine, club-shaped, 5 - 6 mm long.
Seed: Yellowish to brown, pear-shaped, 1 mm long and in diameter,
Habitat Substrate: In forest mountains between limestone rocks filled with humus.
Geographic Distribution: Mexico, Tamaulipas near Jaumave; San Luis Potosi near Cerritos. Altitude 1100 - 2300 m.
Comments: Brauneana has a smaller body, less of radial spines, another central spines coloration and flower color is darker than klissingiana.
Bibliography: AfM, jahrgang 14 5/90 183 - 194.