Feb 5, 2016

Contrasting colored Dyckias


The dark colored one was given to me by mu friend Frank Hedjmanek from Texas.
The yellow is a Dyckiaencholirioides variation Wilson Müeller.




a cute Green Dyckia pottiorum





Feb 2, 2016

Dyckia goehringii


If one hoses it when watering or keep it under heavy rain  goehringii plant get bald  for its scales are very lose. Dyckia goehringii is found in several looks, some are dazzling beautiful.





Feb 1, 2016

Dyckia hb Brittle Star, a dreamy Californian one.


A Willian Baker´s master piece and a gift from my always in heart friend Steve.


Jan 31, 2016

Dyckia pottiorum, when images worth more than a million words








Dyckia pottiorum is a beauty, has many forms and varieties and some are stunting.



Two distic Dyckias, pottiorum and estevesii


Dyckia strehliana




Jan 30, 2016

Dyckia hb Chris Rogers is a Bill Baker´s master piece.



 
Here during noon time when the Sun is at its most.
 



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Dyckia hb Koka Wolff






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Dyckia hb Branca de Neve offsets and reveals its goehringii heritage.


Dyckia hb Branca de Neve offsets and reveals its goehringii heritage.



Three clones.

These sprouts are their mother clones, they are the very same plant with the very same
genotype and phenotype.
 
 
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Dyckia hb Fogosa young seedling


As one can notice spines are getting bigger.
Most probably this plant will show even bigger white teeth and the leaves will be narrower than this.
A Dyckia seedling won´t show its final looks until it has bloomed by the first time.

 





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Jan 29, 2016

Dyckia mirandiana is a rare distic plant.


Dyckia mirandiana

Here it is getting acquainted to the new conditions.
This is a very white specimen.


Jan 27, 2016

Dyckia encholirioides var. Praia do Forte a new look on the rocks.




My gorgeous White Dyckia hybrid and its terrible invader


 Here I recall the French fairy tale The Beauty and the Beast
Here the Beauty is also the Beast and the battler is against the weeds, Pilea  microphylla.
The beauty needs help here.



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Dyckia choristaminea X Dyckia julianae natural hybrid

Dyckia julianae survives in a small patch of a farm
South to Porto Alegre in Barra do Ribeiro.
It is in fact a Dyckia Complex for there we can find julianae, choristaminea, hebdingii and all their natural crosses living close together.
We find all sort of combinations and it is a paradise for those who love the beautiful.
Here I show an example  of what is found there and it is most probably a choristaminea X julianae natural cross. 





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Dyckia hebdingii presents many forms, looks and regional varieties, all of them catches my eyes....



Dyckia choristaminea var. rubra Morro do Carvão


The narrowest leaves in a Dyckia.