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Above, this plant produced longer flower peduncles, the flower stalk is green colored.
Leaves bear more and bigger spines
In nature, these flowers are pollinated mainly by bats, here "batman"
did the work sucessfully and no flower is missed.
Bellow, shorter peduncles, darker Flower stalk.
Leaves bear fewer spines.
Posted by Constantino at 12:27 PM
Similar but not equal.
Under cultivation here in Santa Catarina, they take too much rain and
most of their scales are washed away
Posted by Constantino at 12:14 PM
Oct 13, 2019
Sep 26, 2019
I am surprised, proud and happy
The flower stalk is very young. It will grow straight to the sky...
I never saw one in nature this was sent to me by a friend.
these long spals on the base of the stem are the latest leaves produced.
The flower stalk carries them along
Ohhhh.. so many flowers, seeds and dream are about happening
Unlike Dyckias, Encholiriuns produce central and terminal flower stems. When blooming, the whole plant lengthens, stretches and carries on the floral stem the last leaves produced, making them into basal sepals, those well elongated at the base of the stem. The floral sepals are now thickened forming the stem head. Soon each will have a flower to show. In Encholiriuns, floral stems do not produce branches.
The plant is a luxury, it looks like a robust Dyckia goehringii.
Here in nature pictured by Nibert Lucas
What about Encholirium nibertii?
Posted by Constantino at 12:41 PM
Sep 25, 2019
Flowers close to show under cultivation.
Dom Bosco Peak downtown Apiúna in Santa Catarina State, Brazil.
This plant lives is a vertical wall. This plant iusone of three I found removed from the granitic rock some 200meters down hill.
Dyckia apiunensis was describe by Dr. pierre Braun and me and published
in Germany. Dried exemplar deposited here in Itajaí Herbário Barbosa Rodrigues.
Posted by Constantino at 10:04 PM