Culture plant of Discocactus woutersianus
Photo and description Günter Königs
Diameter of the culture plant is ca. 9 cm.
Plant height without cephalium
The colour of the epidermis is gray/green.
Number of ribs 15.
Number of areoles per rib is 15 on plants with cephalium. The shape of the areoles is round.The
number of radial spines is 7. The length of the spines is 2 to 5 mm.
The shape of the spines is straight and the colour is white to gray.
The colour of the cephalium is cream.
This species can be distinguished from D.
horstii because of its fewer and broader ribs and spmewhat heavier
spines. It's still not clear whether this plant is a natural hybrid
with D. insignis; D. insignis appears in rather the same habitat. It
seems possible to cultivate this hybrid.
Hybrid D.horstii x D.insignis
Photo Jan Hovens
Grao Mogol in Minas Gerais Brazil
Guia Rodoviario do Brasil, E-2