Culture plant of Discocactus bahiensis
Photo and description
Louis van Criekinge
R. The Cactaceae III p 220, 1922 emend. BUINING & BREDEROO.
The habitat is in: MACAROCA in BAHIA, Brazil.
Short plant description of HU437 in
of the culture plant is ca.10 cm. Plant height (without
cephalium) 4,5 - 5cm
colour of the epidermis is green. Number of ribs is 12. Number of
areoles per rib is 5 on plants with a cephalium. The shape of de areoles
is oval and woolly.
The number of the lateral spines is 7 - 9.The length of the spines is 3-3,5 cm.
The shape of the spines is slightly recurved towards the plant. The spines are amber- to horn coloured. The colour of the cephalium is between white and cream/brown.
The colour of the fruit is white now and then rose-red. The position of the stigma as to the secondary stamens is half-way up.
know two varieties. They differ in shape and length of the
spines. Both varieties give many offsets after making a cephalium.
Synonym of HU 485 (var.gracilis n.n.).
R. The Cactaceae III p 220, 19-22
emend. BUINING & BREDEROO.
K.u.a.S. 1979 blz. 190,
Habitat photo of Discocactus bahiensis
field number HU 437
Photo: Albert Buining