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

Discocactus squamibaccatus HU428

  • Description

BUINING & BREDEROO in SUCCULENTA 1977 nr.11 page 261

  • Short plant description HU 428 in culture

Diameter of the cuture plant  is ca.12 cm. Plant height without  cephalium ca. 8 cm. The colour of the epidermis is green. Number of ribs is ca.12. Number of areoles per rib is ca.6. The shape of the areoles is oval. The number of radial spines is 5-7. The length of the 3 to 4 spines upwards are 0.5 to 1.5 cm., the spines downwards are 1.5 to 3 cm. The shape of the spines is straight to slightly bent to the plant.  The colour of the spines is amber. The colour of the cephalium is white. The colour of the fruit is white with a reddish tip.The position of the stigma is at the top of the stamens.
  • Remarks

In culture the plant rarely makes offsets.

  • Literature

DISCOCACTUS 1980 page 183 - 188.

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Habitat photo of  Discocactus squamibaccatus 
field number  HU428
Photo: Albert Buining

  • Habitat

    Beyond TROMBA at some houses near  MONTEVIDIO de GOIAS at an altitude of 420 M. 160 km north of URUACU at MATA AZUL in the SERRA DOURADA.

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