Plants solitary or clustering, often forming dense cushions. Stems more or less cylindrical, to 7 cm (2.8 in) high, 1.5-2
Rebutía fidaiana subsp .fidaiana
cm (0.6-0.8 in) in diameter. Ribs about 10, flat, forming distinct tubercles. Areoles elliptical. Spines 12-14, pectinate, expanded basally, dull brown, to 1 cm (0.4 in) long. Flowers probably red, to 2 cm (0.8 in) long. Fruits globose, dry at maturity, dehiscing transversely, 6-10 mm (0.2-0.4in) in diameter. Distribution: northern Argentina,possibly also southern Bolivia. Floral characters of the original description were based on dry material only, thus the flower color is uncertain.
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