pseudol1.jpg (76346 bytes) 

Culture plant of van Discocactus pseudolatispinus 
Photo and description Günter Königs

Discocactus pseudolatispinus E111

  • Description

    Diers et Esteves K.u.a.S. 1987 page 242


  • Short plant description E111 in culture

    Diameter of the culture plant  is ca. 7 cm. 
    Plant height without cephalium 5 cm. 
    The colour of the epidermis is  green. 
    Number of ribs 10. 
    Number of areoles per rib is 6 to 7 on plants with cephalium. 
    The shape of the areoles is round.
    The number of radial spines is 6. 
    The length of the spines is 0.5 cm for the 3 spines upwards and 1.5 cm for the spines downwards. 
    The shape of the spines is slightly curved and the colour is gray/brown. 

  • Remarks

    The distinguishing point at issue from D. latispinus is the strongly develop bristle of hairs round about the base of the primary stamens. We think this is a very small difference that also occurs in a few other species and also this difference should not result in another name. Neither the exact habitat, nor any other information, was placed at our disposal by the herbarium of the University of Köln.


  • Literature

K.u.a.S. 1987 page 242
 - 1988 page 202
 - 1989 page 56
 - 1990 page 226.

pseudol2.jpg (132599 bytes)

Habitat photo of Discocactus pseudolatispinus 
field number E111
Photo: Pierre Braun

  • Habitat

    We don't know the exact habitat. As far as we know ca. 80 km north of the type plant HU 146, in a Campo Cerrado in the central area of the north part of Minas Gerais, Brazil.

pseudol3.jpg (29337 bytes)

Minas Gerais, Brazil
Guia Rodoviario do Brasi