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Cacti Genus discocactus




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Discocactus bahiensis


Common Name(s):
Synonym(s): Discocactus subviridigriseus
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Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Trichocereeae
Distribution: Bahia - Brazil (South America)
Habit: Globose-Flattened
Flower: White, YellowEncounterability: Rare
Species Notes: This species is listed in Appendix I of CITES.
Original Description: The Cactaceae 3 p.220 - Britton & Rose (1920)
Small, about 6 cm in diameter, somewhat flattened; ribs about 10, but nearly hidden under the mass of spines; cephalium prominent, made up of a mass of white wool, almost devoid of bristles; spines 7 to 9, slightly flattened, stout, somewhat curved backward, rose-colored, 1.5 to 3 cm long; flowers 4 to 5 cm long with a slender tube perianth-segments oblong, white, tinged with yellow; fruit a small naked berry; seeds globular, tuberculate.
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Discocactus bahiensis
D. bahiensis
Picture taken at: Private Collection

Photographer: Joel Lode

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Discocactus bahiensis
D. bahiensis
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Discocactus bahiensis subsp. gracilis


Common Name(s):
Synonym(s): Discocactus subviridigriseus
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Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Trichocereeae
Distribution: Bahia - Brazil (South America)
Habit: Globose-Flattened
Flower: WhiteEncounterability: Rare
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Discocactus bahiensis
D. bahiensis subsp. gracilis
Picture taken at: Adilson Peres Private Collection

Photographer: Adilson Peres
Discocactus bahiensis
D. bahiensis subsp. gracilis
Picture taken at: Adilson Peres Private Collection

Photographer: Adilson Peres

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