Culture plant of Discocactus flavispinus
Photo and description Piet van der Laken

Discocactus flavispinus HU326a

  • Description

Buining & Brederoo in Discocactus Venlo page157. 

  • Short plantdescription HU326a in culture

Diameter of the culture plant is ca. 11 cm. 
Plant height without cephalium 5 to 6 cm. 
The colour of the epidermis is green. 
Number of ribs 10. 
Number of areoles per rib is 7 to 8 on plants with cephalium. 
The shape of the areoles is oval. 
The number of radial spines: 2  thin secondary spines upwards, 2 sideways and 1 downwards. 
The length of the spines is 1 to 2,2 cm. 
The shape of the slightly curved spines is bent towards the plant. The colour of the spines is yellow/brown with a dark/brown tip. 
The colour of the cephalium is cream. 
The colour of the fruit is white. 
The position of the stigma is at the top of the stamens.

  • Literature

Succulenta 1977 nr.11 page 259. 
Discocactus Venlo 1980 page 157-161.

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Habitat photo of Discocactus flavispinus. 
Field number HU326a.
Photo: Albert Buining.

  • Habitat

In the area near Jaciara, Mato Grosso.

Jaciara in Mato Grosso, Brazil
Guia Rodoviario do Brasil D-5