Culture plant of Discocactus melanochlorus
Photo and description Louis van Criekinge
Buining & Brederoo
in Discocactus Venlo 1980 page 135-140.
Short plant description HU 453 in
of the culture plant is ca. 7 cm.
Plant height without cephalium 4 cm.
The colour of the epidermis is dark green.
Number of ribs 9 to 10.
Number of areoles per rib is 6 to 7 on plants with cephalium.
The shape of the areoles is round with a little wool.
The number of spines is 6 to 7.
The length of the spines is 0,5 to 1 cm.
The shape of the spines is slightly bent to the plant and the colour is
reddish to gray.
The colour of the cephalium is light gray to cream.
The colour of the fruit is white to reddish.
The position of the stigma is at the top of the stamens.
D. heptacanthus, D.melanochlorus, D. flavispinus
are probably all varieties of D. melanochlorus.
The older plants have a reddish
colour at the tip of the areoles.
Buining & Brederoo in Discocactus Venlo 1980 page 135-140.
1977 nr. 11 page 260.
Habitat photo of Discocactus melanochlorus
field number HU 453
Photo: Albert Buining
In the neighbourhood of the village of Chapado dos Guimaraes in the Mato Grosso, Brazil
at an altitude of 800 - 1000 m.
in sandy, loamy soil amongst small shrubs, wild grasses and occasional
trees (so called "Serrados").
dos Guimaraes in Mato Grosso, Brazil.
Rodoviario do Brasil: C~5