Gymnocalycium cv. Kikko This odd cultivar is easily distinguishable for its ± wide and long pointed tubercles along the monstrously bumped ribs edges. Seems to be a pretty variable plant with several clones.
Stem: Solitary or freely offsetting from the areoles: Up to 10 cm tall , 8-15 cm in diameter. Deep olive-green to yellowish-green that take a colourful purplish/brownish tinge in full sun.
Areoles: Up to 10 mm large woolly.
Gymnocalycium cv. Kikko Cultivation: This plant is usually found grafted but it proved to groove well and pretty easy on its own roots too. Water regularly in summer, keep rather dry in winter, but can handle excessive water to few water, best for half-shade but grow well in full sun and full shade too (but in full sun turns an uneven brownish red colour).
Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)
Scientific name: Gymnocalycium cv. KIKKO
Origin: Japan, Garden origin (Nursery produced cultivar)
Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.
Synonym: Gymnocalycium anisitsii (K. Schumann) Britton & Rose 1922) forma mostruosa
You might get some other names which are effectively the same plant.