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

Discocactus catingicola HU392

  • Description

BUINING & BREDEROO in KAKTEEN und andere SUKKULENTEN XXV 1974, p. 265-267

  • Short plant description of HU392 in culture

  • Diameter of the culture plant is 14 cm. Plant height without cephalium is 8 cm.  The colour of the epidermis is green. Number of ribs is 12. Number of the oval areoles per rib is 5 on plants with cephalium.  The number of strong radial spines downwards is 5, somewhat curved, length up to 3 cm. Upwards a few little spines. The colour of the spines is cream/brown with darker tips.  The colour of the cephalium is cream/white with brown/red   bristles.  The colour of the fruit is pinkish/white.  The position of the stigma is half-way up the secondary stamens.

 

  • Literature

KUAS 1974 page 265/267 and DISCOCACTUS 1980 page178

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Habitat photo of Discocactus catingicola 
field number HU392
Photo: Albert Buining

  • Habitat

BARREIROS in the direction of SITIO GRANDE at the second hill near SAO DISIDERIO en CANABRAVAO at an altitude of 500 to 650 m.

SITIO GRANDE in BAHIA, Brazil
Guia Rodoviario do Brasil, B-3

 


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Culture plant of BR312 - Discocactus catingicola
Photo and discription Günther Königs, Germany
Plant collection: Gerard Uil , Bemmel, Holland
Original seeds from Dr. Pierre Braun.

  •          BR 312 - ssp nov

 

Diameter of this culture plant is ca 9 cm. 
Plant height without cephalium 6 cm. 
The colour of the epidermis is green. 
Number of ribs is 10. 
Number of areoles per rib is 6 on plants without cephalium. 
The shape of the areoles is round.
The number of radial spines is 6 to 7. 
De length of the spines is 0,5 to 1,5 cm. 
The shape of the spines is somewhat curled and the colour of this young cephalium is yellow/white.

  • Habitat

In GOIAS - BRAZIL

  • Discocactus sp. HU 526

Diameter of the culture plant is ca 13 cm.Plant height without cephalium 8 cm. 
The colour of the epidermis is gray/green. 
Number of ribs is 10. 
Number of areoles per rib is 6 on plants with cephalium. 
The shape of the areoles is round. 
The number of the strictly radial and a little bit recurved downwards spines is 5 and on the top of the areoles are few little spines. 
The length of the 5 spines is ca.2,5 cm. 
The colour of the spines is cream/gray. 
The colour of the young cephalium is white. 
The position of the stigma is at the primary stamens.

  • Habitat


Aurora do Norte in Goias, Brazilië

 

 

Culture plant of HU526
Photo and discription
Günther Königs, Germany
Plant collection: Gerard Uil te Bemmel.