Disocactus flagelliformis

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Disocactus flagelliformis (L.) Barthlott

Cactaceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: half shade   9

Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: not specified
Leaves:

Shape: not specified

Division: not specified

Shape: funnel-shaped
Fruit: berry

82C / 7b4c9a 

Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Caryophyllidae
Superordo:
Caryophyllanae
Ordo:
Caryophyllales

Disocactus flagelliformis is a succulent perennial.

Naming

Disocactus flagelliformis was already described and the name validly published by Carl Linnaeus. It was Wilhelm A. Barthlott, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1991.

Taxonomy

Disocactus flagelliformis is a species in the genus Disocactus which contains approximately 16 to 25 species and belongs to the family of the Cactaceae (Cactus Family). The type species of the genus is Disocactus biformis.

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 8 to 10 centimetres.

Leaves

Flowers and Fruits

Disocactus flagelliformis produces solitary purple funnel-shaped flowers from May to June.

The perennials produce berries.

Root System

Distribution

Disocactus flagelliformis is native to Mexico. It is a protected species according to the Washington Convention.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a half-shady situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be gritty loam. They tolerate temperatures down to -7°C (USDA zone 9).

Uses

Suited for hanging baskets.

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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