Culture plant of Discocactus silvaticus.
Photo and description Piet van der
Buining & Brederoo in Discocactus Venlo 1980
Short plantdescription HU 455 in
Diameter of the culture plant is ca. 13 cm.
Plant height without cephalium 8 cm.
The colour of the epidermis is bronze/green.
Number of ribs 14.
Number of areoles per rib is 6, on plants with cephalium.
The shape of the areoles is round.
The number of radial spines is 5 to 6.
De length of the spines upwards is 0.8 cm. and up to 1.5 cm. for the spines
side- and downwards.
The shape of the strong spines is slightly recurved backwards and the
colour is gray/pale-brown with a dark tip.
Succulenta 1977 nr. 11.
Discocactus Venlo 1980 page 140.
Habitat photo of Discocactus
field number HU455
Photo: Albert Buining
Wooded hill along the Rio Juaru, east of Coxim, Mato Grosso,
Brazil, at an altitude of 320 m. on black rocks , together with a
Pseudopilocereus species. Fieldnumber HU455 has to be HU604 also D.
Coxim in Mato Grosso, Brazil
Guia Rodoviario do Brasil, D-2