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Culture plant of  Discocactus heptacanthus
Photo and description
Jan Hovens

Discocactus heptacanthus HU326

  • Description

Barb.RODRIGUEZ (MAL.heptacanthus) in Plantae Mato Grosso 29.1898 BUINING et BREDEROO

  • Short plant description HU326 in culture

Diameter of the culture plant  is ca. 8,5 cm. Plant height without cephalium 4,5 cm. The colour of the epidermis is gray/green. The number of rib is 10. Number of areoles per rib is 6-7 on plants with cephalium. The shape of the areoles is woolly and oval.  The number of radial spines is 5-7. De length is 1-1,5 cm.  The shape of the spines is slightly bent to the plant and the colour looks like amber.  The colour of the cephalium white to light brown/rose. The colour of the fruit is white. The position of the stigma is at the top of the stamens.

 

  • Remarks

Small and only a little variable species. The plant gives flowers within 3 years when grafted. 

  • Literature

Planto Mato Grosso Bras. 1898
KUAS 1966 s. 233-234
DISCOCACTUS Venlo 1980 page162-169

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Habitat photo of  Discocactus heptacanthus 
field number  HU326
Photo: Albert Buining

  • Habitat.

    In the enviroment of Cuiaba the capitol of Mato Grosso on the road to Chapada dos Guimares, Brazil at an altitude of ca. 240 m. among shrubs, grasses in hard soil consisting of gravel and small stony rocks and black sand.

CUIABA in MATO GROSSO, Brazil
Guia Rodoviario do Brasil, C-5


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Culture plant of  BR255
Photo and description
Jan Hovens

 

  • Discocactus BR255

Diameter of the culture plant  is ca. 12 cm. 
Plant height without  cephalium 7 cm. 
The colour of the epidermis is shiny green.
Number of ribs is 12. 
Number of areoles per rib is 7 on plants with cephalium.
The shape of the areoles is oval. 
The number of radial spines is 7. 
De length of the spines is 0,5 tot 2 cm. 
De shape of the spines is slightly recurved backwards and the colour is yellowish.
The position of the stigma is at the primary stamens.

  • Remarks

Probably a var. of  D. heptacanthus.