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Astrophytum phaeodiscum (Speg.) Halda & Malina
Acta Mus. Richnov., Sect. Nat. 12(1): 14. 2005
Family: CACTACEAE

Accepted Scientific Name: Frailea phaeodisca (Speg.) Backeb. & F.M.Knuth
Kaktus-ABC [Backeb. & Knuth] 250, in obs. 1936 [12 Feb 1936] Backeb., F.M.Knuth

Astrophytum phaeodiscum (Frailea phaeodisca) Photo by: Alexander Arzberger

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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Frailea phaeodisca (Speg.) Backeb. & F.M.Knuth
Kaktus-ABC [Backeb. & Knuth] 250, in obs. 1936 [12 Feb 1936]
Synonymy: 8
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Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Frailea phaedisca group

  • Frailea perbella Prestlé: has a more elongated body, darker areoles and whiter interlaced spines covering the whole body. Distribution: between the cities of Santana do Livramento and Quaraí. (Rio grande do Sul)
  • Frailea phaeodisca (Speg.) Backeb. & F.M.Knuth: has a simple disk like body, elongate brownish black areoles and glassy white, not interlaced spines. Has a long, tapered fusiform root. Distribution: Southern Brazil (Rio grande do Sul) and Uruguay (Tacuarembo)
  • Frailea schlosseri Prestlé: has dark grey-green disk-shaped stems with dark purple “moons” under their areoles. Distribution: North-west Paraguay.


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Astrophytum phaeodiscum (Frailea phaeodisca) Photo by: Alexander Arzberger
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Astrophytum phaeodiscum (Frailea phaeodisca) Photo by: Alexander Arzberger


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