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Culture plant of Discocactus latispinus
Photo and description
Günther Königs

Discocactus latispinus HU146

  • Description

    Buining & Brederoo in Discocactus Venlo 1980 page 95-100.

     

  • Short plantdescription HU 146 in culture

    Diameter of the culture plant  is ca. 10 cm. 
    Plant height without cephalium is 6 cm. 
    The colour of the plant is bright green, later darker green. 
    Number of ribs 15.
    Number of areoles per rib 8 on plants without cephalium. 
    The shape of the areoles is round.
    The number of radial spines is 6. 
    The length of the spines upwards is 0.5 cm, 2 sidewards and 1 downwards up to 2 cm. 
    The shape of the spines is slightly recurved to the plant and the colour is pale gray.

  • Remarks

    A species with many varieties. Also known among others the field numbers  HU 356, HU 461, HU 639, HU 640, BR 5, BR 199.

     

  • Literature

    K.u.a.S. 1980 page 40
     - 1981 page 249
     - 1982 page 146
     - 1983 page 200
    Succulenta 1977 nr. 11.

 

       Habitat photo of Discocactus latispinus               field number HU146

Photo: Albert Buining

  • Habitat

    Serra do Cabral, Bertrao near Joaquim Felicio, Brazil. Drive in to the cross road after 500 m.       

                

Bertrao in Minas Gerais, Brazil
Guia Rodoviario do Brasil, D-2

 

 

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Culture plant of  HU639
Photo and description Piet van der Laken
 

       Culture plant HU639 with flowers                    Photo Piet van der Laken                

 

  •  Discocactus sp. HU 639

Diameter of the culture plant is ca. 12 cm. 
Plant height without cephalium is 7 cm. 
The colour of the epidermis is dark green. 
Number of ribs ca. 11 to 13.
Number of areoles per rib on plants with cephalium ca. 5.  The shape of the areoles is round to oval. The number of radial spines 5. The length of the 2 spines upwards is 0.5 cm, the 2 spines sidewards 1.5 cm. and the stronger spines downwards up to 3 cm. 
The shape of the spines is slightly recurved backwards to the plant and the colour is between brown/black or white with a black tip.Very old plants are mostly grayish with a black tip. The colour of the cephalium is grayish/white.

 

  • Remarks

In the pictures above and to the left you can see the variable shapes of latispinus

Plants originate from the collection of Ronald de Zeeuw in Gouda, Holland. Seeds came from import plants of the same habitat. Address unknown.

  • Habitat

Francisco Dumont in Minas Gerais, Brazil.