Culture plant of Discocactus alteolens
Piet van der Laken
Lemaire in Allg.Gartenzeitung 1846. Emend. Buining & Brederoo in
Discocactus Venlo 1980.
description of HU232 in culture
Diameter of the culture plant
is ca. 14 cm. Plant
cephalium is 8 cm. The colour of
the epidermis is dark green. Number of ribs is
14. The number of areoles per rib is 6 on plants
with a cephalium. The shape of the areoles is round. The number of the radial spines is 3 to 5. The length of the spines is 1
to 2 cm. The colour of the spines is black/brown. The colour of the
cephalium is gray-white
with many little thin black spines. The colour of
the fruit is white. The position of the stigma is at the primary stamens.
This species is one of the
Discocacti easiest to cultivate.
Discocactus 1980 page 27.
Picture in Besch.Cact.2 no. 27
Habitat photo of Discocactus
field number HU 232
Photo: Albert Buining
Medanha and Couto de Magelhaes, north-east
of Diamantina in Minas
Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Guia Rodoviario do Brasil, E-3