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

Discocactus hartmanni v. mamillosus HU191

  • Description

    Buining et Brederoo in: K.u.a.S. XXV (1974) page 217-220.


  • Short plant description HU191 in culture

    Diameter of the culture plant is ca. 15 cm. 
    Plant height without cephalium is 8 cm. 
    The colour of the epidermis is green. 
    The number of ribs is 16. 
    The number of areoles per rib is 6 to 7 on plants with cephalium. 
    The shape of the areoles is oval. 
    The number of radial spines is 5. 
    The length of the spines is 0,5 to 1,1 cm. 
    The shape of the spines is sligtly bent to the plant and the colour is yellow/white to brown. 
    The colour of the cephalium is cream/white.
    The colour of the fruit is light pink. 
    The position of the stigma is at the primary stamens.

  • Literatuur

K.u.a.S. 1974 page 217-220. 
Discocactus Venlo 1980 page 188. 

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Habitat photo of Discocactus mamillosus 
field number HU191
Photo: Albert Buining

  • Habitat

    West and north of the Rio Apa in the Mato Grosso, Brazil at an altitude of 300 tot 700 m. on stony hills composed of loam, sand and gravel, amongst grasses, low vegetation and sometimes shrubs. (Maneco)

 Mato Grosso, Brazil
Guia Rodoviario do Brasil, C-4