Culture plant of Discocactus araneispinus
Photo and description Piet van der Laken
BUINING & BREDEROO in the book DISCOCACTUS Venlo 1980
Short plant description of HU440 in
Diameter of the culture plant is 20 cm. Plant
height ca. 12 cm. The colour of the epidermis is green.The number of ribs
is ca. 20. Number of areoles per rib ca.8 on plants with cephalium. The shape of
the areoles is oval.The number of lateral spines is ca. 10 to15. The length
is 1-2 cm. The shape of the spines is recurved backwards and they
sit on the plant like spiders.The colour of the cephalium is light brown. The colour of the fruit is
white. The position of the stigma is at the
top of the stamens.
Discocactus araneispinus produces in
culture just like D. boomianus many offsets.
It's better to graft on a low stock to keep the plant in a good shape.
Succulenta 1977 page 11, 1982 page16
DISCOCACTUS 1980 page 39
Habitat photo of Discocactus
field number HU440
Photo: Albert Buining
North of Limoeiro in the east part of the Serra da Mimosa in Bahia Brazil
at an altitude of ca. 1130 m.
LIMOEIRO in BAHIA, Brazil
Guia Rodoviario do Brasil, C-3