Culture plant of Discocactus rapirhizus
Photo and description Gerard Uil
Buining & Brederoo ASHINGTONIA Voll.11 nr. 3 page 44-47 nov.1957
Short plant description HU 200 in
Diameter of the culture plant is ca.
9,5 cm. Plant height without cephalium is 6 cm.The colour of the epidermis
is gray/green. Number of ribs ca. 15. The number of areoles per rib is 6 on plants with
cephalium. The shape of the areoles is oval. The number of radial spines is 6. The length of the spines is 1 to 2 cm, the longest spine downwards.
The shape of the spines is recurved downwards to the plant and horn coloured. The colour of the cephalium is light red/brown on older plants with brown bristles. The colour of the fruit is white/pink. The position of the stigma is at the top of the stamens.