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Culture plant of Discocactus alteolens
Piet van der Laken

Discocactus alteolens HU232
  • Description

Lemaire in Allg.Gartenzeitung 1846. Emend. Buining & Brederoo in Discocactus Venlo 1980.

  • Short plant description of HU232 in culture

Diameter of the culture plant  is ca. 14 cm. Plant height without cephalium is 8 cm. The colour of the epidermis is dark green. Number of ribs is 14. The number of areoles per rib is 6 on plants with a cephalium. The shape of the areoles is round. The number of the radial spines is 3 to 5. The length of the spines is 1 to 2 cm. The colour of the spines is black/brown. The colour of the cephalium is gray-white with many little thin black spines. The colour of the fruit is white. The position of the stigma is at the primary stamens.

  • Remarks

This species is one of the Discocacti easiest to cultivate.

  • Literature

Discocactus 1980 page 27. 
Picture in Besch.Cact.2 no. 27 of 1846-1850.

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Habitat photo of  Discocactus alteolens 
field number HU 232
Photo:  Albert Buining

  • Habitat

Medanha and Couto de Magelhaes, north-east of Diamantina in Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Minas Gerais, Brazil.   
Guia Rodoviario do Brasil, E-3