Culture plant of van Discocactus pseudolatispinus
Photo and description Günter Königs
Diers et Esteves K.u.a.S. 1987 page 242
Short plant description E111 in
Diameter of the culture plant is ca. 7 cm.
Plant height without cephalium 5 cm.
The colour of the epidermis is green.
Number of ribs 10.
Number of areoles per rib is 6 to 7 on plants with cephalium.
The shape of the areoles is round.
The number of radial spines is 6.
The length of the spines is 0.5 cm for the 3 spines upwards and 1.5 cm
for the spines downwards.
The shape of the spines is slightly curved and the colour is
The distinguishing point at issue from D.
latispinus is the strongly develop bristle of hairs round about the
base of the primary stamens. We think this is a very small difference
that also occurs in a few other species and also this difference
should not result in another name. Neither the exact habitat, nor any
other information, was placed at our disposal by the herbarium of the
University of Köln.
K.u.a.S. 1987 page 242
- 1988 page 202
- 1989 page 56
- 1990 page 226.
Habitat photo of Discocactus
field number E111
Photo: Pierre Braun
Minas Gerais, Brazil
Guia Rodoviario do Brasi