Culture plant of Discocactus
Photo and description Piet van der Laken
Diers et Esteves in Cact. and Succ. Journal Vol
53(2) page 56-60.
Short plant description E1 in culture
Diameter of the culture plant is ca. 9 cm.
Plant height without cephalium 6 cm.
The colour of the epidermis is shiny green.
The number of ribs is 12.
The number of areoles per rib is 4 to 5 on plants with cephalium.
The shape of the areoles is round.
The number of radial spines is 6 to 8.
The length of the spines is 1 to 2,5 cm.
The shape of the spines is mostly straight and the colour is
The colour of the cephalium is white.
The colour of the fruit is white.
The position of the stigma is half-way up the secundairy stamens.