Culture plant of Discocactus boomianus
Photo and description
P. van der Laken

Discocactus boomianus HU222
  • Description

Buining & Brederoo in Succulenta 1971 page26.

  • Short plant description HU222 in culture

Diameter of the culture plant is ca 14 cm. 
Plant height without cephalium is 8 cm. 
The colour of the epidermis is green to dark green. 
Number of ribs 16 to 20. 
Number of areoles per rib is 9 to10 on plants with cephalium. 
The shape of the areoles is oval. 
The number of radial spines is 12 to14. The length of the spines is 3 cm. The spines are recurved backwards to the plant. Mostly there is one central spine with a length up to 4 cm. On the top of the plant the central spines are longer and they are erect.
The colour of the spines are at first yellow  to light brown and later on grayish.The colour of the cephalium is grayish/white. The colour of the fruit is pink to red, sometimes white. The position of the stigma is half-way up the secondary stamens.

  • Remarks

Discocactus boomianus produces in culture just as many offsets in nature as D. araneispinus.

  • Literature

Succulenta 1971 page26-29. 
Discocactus Venlo 1980 page35. 

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Habitat photo of Discocactus boomianus 
field number HU222
Photo Albert Buining

  • Habitat

Serra do Espinhaco 30 km  west of Morro do Chapeu at an altitude of about ca. 900 m. on flat rocks in Bahia. 


Morro do Chapeu in Bahia, Brazil
Guia Rodoviario do Brasil, D-2