Culture plant of  Discocactus multicolorispinus forma 
Photo and description Jan Hovens

Discocactus multicolorispinus BR280

  • Description

    Braun et Brederoo K.u.a.S 1979 page 59

     

  • Short plant description BR280 in culture

    Diameter of the culture plant is ca. 12 cm. 
    Plant height without cephalium 8 cm. 
    The colour of the epidermis is dark green. 
    The number of ribs is 13. Number of areoles per rib is 10 on plants with cephalium. The shape of the areoles is round. 
    The number of spines is 5; the length of the 2 spines upwards is 0.5 cm. The length of the spines side- and downwards is 1.5 cm. 
    The colour of the spines is amberlike. 
    The colour of the cephalium is cream-white. 
    The colour of the fruit is white. 
    The position of the stigma is half-way up the stamens.

  • Remarks

    Grafted plants may flower in 3 years.

     

  • Literature

    K.u.a.S. 1979 nr. 3 page 59

 

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Habitat photo of Discocactus multicolorispinus forma 
field number BR280
Photo: Pierre Braun

 

  • Habitat

    Environment  Salinas by information  Dr. P. Braun, at the border of the Serra do Espinhaco in Minas Gerais. BR280.

    HU 542 en HU542A in the area of Conselheiro Mata and Datas in Minas Gerais Brazilie.

HU 542 en HU 542A in MINAS GERAIS, BraziliŽ
Guia Rodoviario do Brasil, E-2


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Culture plant of  Discocactus multicolorispinus forma HU542
Photo and description Piet van der Laken

  • Discocactus multicolorispinus HU542

  • Short plantdescription HU 542 in culture

Diameter of this culture plant is ca. 8 cm. 
Plant height without cephalium 7 cm. 
The colour of the epidermis is dark green. 
Number of ribs 11. 
Number of areoles per rib is 5 to 6 on plants with cephalium. 
The shape of the areoles is round. 
The number of radial spines is 5 to 6. 
The length of the spines upwards is 0.5 to 1 cm, and of the spines downwards till 2.5 cm.
The shape of the spines is slightly recurved mostly backwards and the colour of the young spines is red/brown; the older spines are white with a dark brown tip.

 

  • Remarks

The beautiful colour of the spines is especially existent on the young  plants.

          The colour is explanatoryfor the name.

 

  • Habitats

    Conselheiro Mata en Datas in Minas Gerais, BraziliŽ