Culture plant of Discocactus subviridigriseus
Photo and description Piet van der Laken
BUINING & BREDEROO in the book DISCOCACTUS Venlo 1980
Short plant description HU 438 in
Diameter of the culture plant is ca. 14 cm. The plant height without cephalium is10 cm. The colour of the epidermis is gray/green.
The number of ribs is 13. The number of areoles per rib 4 to 5 on plants with cephalium. The shape of the areoles is oval. The number of radial spines is 4 to 6. The length of the spines upwards
is 1 cm; the spines side- and downwards are up to 3 cm. The shape of the
spines is straight to slightly bent to the plant and the colour is gray. The colour of the fruit is yellow/green.The position of the stigma is half-way up the secondary stamens.
As a result of a construction of a reservoir HU
438 is a treatened species. The cultivation of the species is not easy.
It's advised to continue sowing and grafting.
SUCC nr 11 1977
DISCOCACTUS 1980 s. 115
Op de standplaats van Discocactus
Foto, Albert Buining
SOBRADINHO in BAHIA
Brazil Guia Rodoviario do Brasil, D-1
Culture plant of Discocactus sp. HU633
Photo and description Günter Königs
Plant from the collection of Gerard Uil
Diameter of the culture plant is ca. 12 cm.
Plantheight without cephalium 8 cm.
The colour of the epidermis is green.
Number of ribs13.
Number of areoles per rib is 5 to 6 on plants with cephalium.
The shape of the areoles is round.
The number of radial spines is 5 to 7.
The length of the spines is up to 3 cm.
The shape of the spines is straight to a little bit bent to the plant.
The colour is rose/white. The colour of the cephalium is cream.
Only a little different of the type HU 438.
Juremal in Bahia, Brazil