Culture plant of Discocactus subterranea-proliferans 
Photo and description Piet van der Laken

Discocactus subterraneo-proliferans E12

  • Description

    Diers & Esteves K.u.a.S. 1980 page  266-271.


  • Short plant description E12 in culture

    Diameter of the culture plant is ca. 10 cm.
    Plantheight without cephalium 8 cm. 
    The colour of the epidermis is green to brown/green.
    Number of ribs is 10 to 12.
    The number of areoles per rib is 5 to 7. 
    The shape of the areoles is oval to round. 
    The number of radial spines is 5 to 7. 
    The length of the spines is 0.5 to 1.5 cm.
    The shape of the spines is slightly bent to the plant and the colour is light brown with a dark tip.


  • Remarks.

    This species produce easily and many offsets.


  • Literatuur

K.u.a.S. 1980 page 266-271.

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Habitat photo of Discocactus subterraneo-proliferans 
field number E12
Photo: Pierre Braun

  • Habitat

    In the central part of the Araguaia valley in Goias at an altitude of  650-700 m.

Agua Limpa in Goias
BraziliŽ Guia Rodoviario do Brasil, C-7/8