Culture plant of Discocactus
Photo and description Piet van der Laken
Buining & Brederoo in Discocactus Venlo page157.
Short plantdescription HU326a in culture
Diameter of the culture plant is ca. 11 cm.
Plant height without cephalium 5 to 6 cm.
The colour of the epidermis is green.
Number of ribs 10.
Number of areoles per rib is 7 to 8 on plants with cephalium.
The shape of the areoles is oval.
The number of radial spines: 2 thin secondary spines upwards,
2 sideways and 1 downwards.
The length of the spines is 1 to 2,2 cm.
The shape of the slightly curved spines is bent towards the plant. The
colour of the spines is yellow/brown with a dark/brown tip.
The colour of the cephalium is cream.
The colour of the fruit is white.
The position of the stigma is at the top of the stamens.