Culture plant of Discocactus semicampaniflorus
Photo and description Louis van Criekinge
BUINING & BREDEROO Cac.and Succ. Journal USA Vol.XLVII,
page 122-125, 1975
Short plant description HU 198A in
Diameter of the culture plant is ca. 15 cm. Plant height without cephalium 7 cm.
The colour of the epidermis is shiny green.
Number of ribs is 14. The number of areoles per rib is 6 on plants with cephalium. The shape
of the areoles is oval and woolly. The number of spines is 7. The length of the spines is 0.5 cm for the 2
upwards, 1.5 for the 4 spines sidewards and 2 cm. for the spine
downwards. The shape of the spines is slightly recurved backwards and
the colour is like amber. The colour of the cephalium is white/ brown on young plants, older
plants have brown bristles. The colour of the fruit is white. The position of the stigma is on the top of the stamens.
.It is a small species that's not widely
C.& S. JOURNAL 1975
DISCOCACTUS 1980 s. 152
Habitat photo of Discocactus
field number HU198A
Photo: Albert Buining
North of COXIM, Mato Grosso, Brasil at an
altitude of ca.
350m in hard soil of red sandy loam and fine stones, between and
partly under wild grasses, plants and short shrubs.
COXIM in MATO GROSSO, Brazil
Guia Rodoviario do Brasil, D-2