Culture plant of Discocactus griseus
Photo and description Piet van der Laken
BUINING & BREDEROO in SUCCULENTA nr. 54 1975
Short plant description HU343 in culture
Diameter of the culture plant is ca.12 cm. Plant height
The colour of the epidermis is gray/green. The number of ribs is 10. Number of areoles per rib is 6-8 on plants with
cephalium. The shape of the areoles is oval.
The number of radial spines is 5-6. The length of the spines is upwards 0.5;
sidewards 1.5 cm. and downwards 2.5 cm.
All spines are slightly bent to the plant. The colour of the spines is ivory
with a brown/red tip.
The cephalium is white/brown coloured and has little red/brown spines like
bristles along the the margin.
The colour of the fruit is white.
The position if the stigma is half-way up the secundairy stamens.
Especially on year old seedlings are very
sensitive to fungal disaeses. A species very rich in flowers and seeds.
SUCCULENTA 1975 page 190
DISCOCACTUS 1980 page 174
Op de standplaats van Discocactus griseus
veldnummer HU 343
Foto, Albert Buining
SERRA DOS ALEGRES in MINAS GERA
Serra dos Alegres in the west part of Minas Gerais, near a
radio mast at an altitude of ca. 850 m. among small bushes and various grasses
in fine pure yellowish sand near Joao Pinheiro.