Culture plant of Discocactus zehntneri
Photo and description Piet van der Laken
Britton & Rose in The Cactaceae III 1922
Emend. door Buining & Brederoo in Discocactus Venlo 1980 page 46-52.
Short plant description HU441 in
Diameter of the culture plant is ca. 8 cm.
Plant height without cephalium 6 cm.
The colour of the epidermis is green.
Number of ribs 13.
Number of areoles per rib is 8 to 9 on plants with cephalium.
The shape of the areoles is oval to round.
The number of radial spines is ca.11.
The length of the spines is 1 to 2.5 cm.
The plants have mostly a slightly curved central spine with a length
up to ca. 3 cm.
The shape of the spines is recurved backwards and the spines are covering the
plant. The colour of the spines is white to cream.
The colour of the cephalium is gray to light brown.
The colour of the fruit is rose to red.
Th position of the stigma is at the top of the stamens.
Looks very much like D. albispinus.
They grow in the same area -Serra de Cabaluda-but D. zehntneri is smaller and has
straighter spines than D.albispinus, also its shape is more
The Cactaceae III 1922 page 218-219.
Discocactus Venlo 1980 page 47.
Habitat photo of Discocactus
field number HU441
Photo: Albert Buining
Sento Sť in Bahia, BraziliŽ
Guia Rodoviario do Brasil, D-1