Jul 17, 2018

The new found Dyckia delicata var. Jari-RS

I am still to see its bloom. This is a brand new plant.
Dyckia delicada is found 200km in a straight line from this one. 
They are some 300km apart by road.

Also I was told there are many many delicata varieties there. Something close to what happens to Dyckia fosteriana in Sengés Paraná.

This is a compact form with larger more proeminent spines much more succulent leaves.

Dyckia encholirioides variety spinosissima

Dyckia encholirioides is the easternmost South Brazilian one. It is a sand dweller and grows from Santa Catarina to South in São Paulo littoral. It grows listening to the come and going of the Atlantic waves. This one was found being tidal trawler.  A tempest had disrupted the sand cliff it was growing on. I think this is a centennial old plant. flowers are suphurous yellow.

The variety spinosissima is found only on a tiny part of the North Santa Catarina littoral and it bears many more spines than the type species form which also grows close by, some mare meters from it.

Jul 13, 2018

Jul 6, 2018

June seed list is still running....

Dyckias amaze me and .....

...and capture my mind. This is a hybrid I made, a very very special one.  Notice the leaf tips here.They are rare and I know of two Dyckia species that present such points. I just posted one, a Dyckia from Lençóis in Bahia (on the prior posting) and one from Goiás. Now see, I did not used any of them, in fact they both never produced flowers here. I used a Southern native one species Dyckia reitzii rubra and another one and the result is this.
within the Southern genetics is hidden a northern characteristic.

Jul 5, 2018

Dyckia sp from Lençóis-Bahia

The leaf tips is quite different and the apical thorn is very very hard.
The plant also presents many  lines on the underleaf surface.

Leaves are so thick and firm they impress me.
The lines form a wash board sensation on the upper surface of the leaves.

Dyckia from Mucugê-Bahia

Jun 29, 2018

Jun 3, 2018

Dyckia pararensis a luxury from our Brazilian Amazon

The colors of the Amazon its home.

May 29, 2018

May 25, 2018

This is the way they travel and take bad handling

Yes, a light plywood box inside the cardboard box

 The plywood box must be very close to the cardboard carton and glued to it.
Holes are for aeration.

This must be enough to face bad handling

Wooden pine brush straw has proved to be the best cushion to muffle and absorve
 any disturbance while travelling.

May 24, 2018

Dyckia gastaldiana xantic

Dyckia gastaldiana  xantic
Native to Pico dos Tres Picos, in Lontras Santa Catarina, Brazil.  Three Peaks Mountain.
It is used to deep cold and snow.

May 20, 2018

May 15, 2018

Dyckia paraensis, it does looks a E.T.!

 Beauty, extravagance, strangeness, weirdness 
and rarity all in one plant.

Nothing compares!