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Culture plant of  Discocactus silicicola 
Photo and description Louis van Criekinge

Discocactus silicicola HU325

  • Description

Buining & Brederoo CACTUS & SUCCULENT JOURNAAL of AMERICA vol XLVII, page 214- 217, 1975

  • Short plantdescription HU 325 in culture

Diameter of the culture plant is ca. 8.5 cm. Plant height without cephalium 4.5 cm. The colour of the epidermis is gray/green. The number of ribs is 14 and the number of areoles per rib is 6 on plants with cephalium. The shape of the areoles is oval and woolly. The number of radial spines is 5. The length is 1 to 1.4 cm. All the spines are more or less downwards recurved  to the plant.  The colour of the spines is amber. The colour of the cephalium is gray to light brown. The colour of the fruit is white. The position of the stigma is half-way the secondary stamens.                                   

 

 

 

  • Remarks

Older plants produce many offsets.

  • Literature

C.& S. JOURNAL USA 1975
DISCOCACTUS 1980 s. 169

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Habitat photo of Discocactus silicola 
field number HU325
Photo: Albert Buining

  • Habitat

    30 km east of PORTO MURTINHO at an altitude of 140 M. and  3 km east of this place in the MATO GROSSO, Brazil.

PORTO MURTINHO in MATO GROSSO, Brazil 
Guia Rodoviario do Brasil, C-3

 

 

Culture plant of Discocactus silicicola 
Photo and discription Günter Königs
 
 

  • Discocactus silicicola BR 233 in kultuur

Diameter of the culture plant is ca. 10 cm. 
Plant height without cephalium 7 cm. 
The colour of the epidermis is gray/green. 
Number of ribs is 10. 
Number of areoles per rib is 5 to 7 on plants without  cephalium. 
The shape of the areoles is round.
The number of radial spines is 5. 
De length of the spines is 0,5 to 1,5 cm. The spines upwards are 0.5 cm., the spines side-and downwards ca. 1.5 cm. All spines are recurved backwards. The colour of the spines is yellow/white with a dark tip.
 

  • Habitat

Mato Grosso, Brazil

  • Remarks

Seeds came from Dr. P. Braun.