Culture plant of Discocactus nigrisaetosus

Photo and description Piet van der Laken

Discocactus nigrisaetosus HU448

  • Description

    Buining & Brederoo in Discocactus Venlo 1980 page 129-134.


  • Short plant description HU 448 in culture

    Diameter of the culture plant is ca. 12 cm. 
    Plant height without  cephalium 7 cm. 
    The colour of the epidermis is green. 
    Number of ribs is 11. 
    Number of areoles per rib is 6 on plants with cephalium. 
    The shape of the areoles is oval to round. 
    The number of spines is 5 to 6. 
    The length of the spines is upwards to 1.5 cm. and downwards to 4 cm. 
    The shape of the spines is slightly recurved to the plant and the colour is amber. 
    The colour of the cephalium is grayish/white.
    The colour of the fruit is white. 
    The position of the stigma is at the top of the stamens.

  • Remarks

    The habitat plants are mostly flat and tall before they make a cephalium. Culture plants make a cephalium when they are up to 8 cm. in diameter.


  • Literatuur

    Succulenta 1977 nr.11 

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Habitat photo of  Discocactus nigrisaetosus 
field number HU448
Photo: Albert Buining

  • Habitat

    Near Porto Novo, Bahia, Brazil west of the Rio San Francisco on the so-called "Tabolairo"in loamy soil, in densely wooded area at an altitude  of about 450 m.

Porto Novo in Bahia, Brazil
Guia Rodoviario do Brasil, B-3