Discocactus Pfeiff. ()
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🌡 Type Discocactus insignis

Latin discus ‘quoit, disc’ + Cactus. For the flat, disc-like plant body. Not to be confused with Disocactus.

Discocactus placentiformis subsp. pugionacanthus. Image credit: Pierre Braun / CC BY-SA 4.0

How to cite

van der Meer, Maarten H.J. (2022, February 5). Discocactus. Dictionary of Cactus Names. Retrieved from https://www.cactusnames.org/discocactus


Ross Bayton (2019): The Garderner's Botanical

β€œBotanical Latin is essentially a written language, but the scientific names of plants often occur in speech. How they are pronounced really matters little provided they sound pleasant and are understood by all concerned.”

William T. Stearn (1983): Botanical Latin, 3rd Edition: 53