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Discocactus zehntneri


Common Name(s):
Synonym(s): Discocactus boomianus, Discocactus albispinus, Discocactus araneispinus, Discocactus buenekeri, Discocactus zehntneri
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Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Trichocereeae
Distribution: Bahia - Brazil (South America)
Habit: Globose-Flattened
Flower: WhiteEncounterability: Common Worldwide
Species Notes: This species is listed in Appendix I of CITES.
Original Description: The Cactaceae 3 p.218 - Britton & Rose (1920)
Small globose plants, 5 to 7 cm in diameter, entirely covered by the numerous interlocking spines; spines 12 to 14 in a cluster, gray to nearly white at least when old, slender acicular, curved backward, 1.5 to 2.5 cm long; central spine usually solitary, similar to the radials; cephalium small, made up of long soft wool and few bristles if any; flowers about 3 cm long 4 cm broad when fully expanded; inner perianth-segments numerous, white, acute; fruit a small naked red clavate berry, 2.5 cm long; seeds globular, tuberculate.
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Discocactus zehntneri
D. zehntneri
Picture taken at: CandJ Cactus Nursery, Vista, CA

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Discocactus zehntneri
D. zehntneri
Picture taken at: Cal Cactus, Bonsall, CA

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Discocactus zehntneri
D. zehntneri
Picture taken at: CSSA Show at Huntington Library and Gardens, San Marino, CA

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Discocactus zehntneri
D. zehntneri
Picture taken at: Private Collection

Photographer: Joel Lode

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Discocactus zehntneri subsp. boomianus


Common Name(s):
Synonym(s): Discocactus boomianus, Discocactus albispinus, Discocactus araneispinus, Discocactus buenekeri, Discocactus zehntneri
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Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Trichocereeae
Distribution: Bahia - Brazil (South America)
Habit: Globose-Flattened
Flower: WhiteEncounterability: Unusual in Collections
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Discocactus zehntneri
D. zehntneri subsp. boomianus
Picture taken at: 2005 Intercity Show, Los Angeles Arboretum

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Discocactus zehntneri
D. zehntneri subsp. boomianus
Picture taken at: Juergen Menzel's Private Collection

Photographer: Juergen Menzel

Discocactus zehntneri subsp. buenekeri


Common Name(s):
Synonym(s): Discocactus buenekeri, Discocactus zehntneri
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Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Trichocereeae
Distribution: Bahia - Brazil (South America)
Habit: Globose-Flattened
Flower: WhiteEncounterability: Common Locally in Some Areas
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Discocactus zehntneri
D. zehntneri subsp. buenekeri
Picture taken at: Juergen Menzel's Private Collection

Photographer: Juergen Menzel
Discocactus zehntneri
D. zehntneri subsp. buenekeri
Picture taken at: Private Collection -Baku city, Azerbaijan

Photographer: Ilham Alekperov
Discocactus zehntneri
D. zehntneri subsp. buenekeri
Picture taken at: Juergen Menzel's Private Collection

Photographer: Juergen Menzel
Discocactus zehntneri
D. zehntneri subsp. buenekeri
Picture taken at: Juergen Menzel's Private Collection

Photographer: Juergen Menzel

Discocactus zehntneri subsp. araneispinus


Common Name(s):
Synonym(s): Discocactus boomianus, Discocactus albispinus, Discocactus araneispinus, Discocactus buenekeri, Discocactus zehntneri
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Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Trichocereeae
Distribution: Bahia - Brazil (South America)
Habit: Globose-Flattened
Flower: WhiteEncounterability: Unusual in Collections
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Discocactus zehntneri
D. zehntneri subsp. araneispinus
Picture taken at: Private Collection -Baku city, Azerbaijan

Photographer: Ilham Alekperov
Discocactus zehntneri
D. zehntneri subsp. araneispinus
Picture taken at: Juergen Menzel's Private Collection

Photographer: Juergen Menzel
Discocactus zehntneri
D. zehntneri subsp. araneispinus
Picture taken at: Juergen Menzel's Private Collection

Photographer: Juergen Menzel
Discocactus zehntneri
D. zehntneri subsp. araneispinus
Picture taken at: Juergen Menzel's Private Collection

Photographer: Juergen Menzel

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