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Discocactus heptacanthus


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Synonym(s): Melacocarpus heptacanthus, Echinocactus hartmannii, Discocactus hartmannii, Discocactus paranaensis, Discocactus boliviensis, Discocactus catingicola, Discocactus magnimammus, Discocactus mamillosus, Discocactus patulifolius, Discocactus griseus, Discocactus pachythele, Discocactus rapirhizus, Discocactus semicampaniflorus, Discocactus silicicola, Discocactus flavispinus, Discocactus melanochlorus, Discocactus nigrisaetosus, Discocactus spinosior, Discocactus squamibaccatus, Discocactus magnimammus, Discocactus silvaticus, Discocactus estevesii, Discocactus diersianus, Discocactus cangaensis, Discocactus goianus, Discocactus subterraneo-proliferans, Discocactus lindaianus, Discocactus prominentigibbus, Discocactus crassispinus, Discocactus hartmannii, Discocactus cephaliaciculosus, Discocactus piauiensis, Discocactus squamibaccatus
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Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Trichocereeae
Distribution: Chuquisaca, Santa Cruz, Tarija - Bolivia : Bahia, Goias, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais - Brazil : Alto Paraguay, Alto Parana, Amambay, Boqueron, Caaguazu, Caazapa, Canindeyu, Central (Departemento), Concepcion, Cordillera, Guaira, Itapua, Misiones (Departamento), Neembucu, Paraguari, Presidente Hayes, San Pedro - Paraguay (South America)
Habit: Globose-Flattened
Flower: WhiteEncounterability: Common Locally in Some Areas
Species Notes: This species is listed in Appendix I of CITES.
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Discocactus heptacanthus
D. heptacanthus
Picture taken at: Larry Nichols Personal Collection, Westminster, CA

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

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Discocactus heptacanthus
D. heptacanthus
Picture taken at: Alex's Private Collection

Photographer: Alexander Arzberger

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