Aug 19, 2014

Dyckia encholirioides var. spinosissima

 Dyckia encholirioides var. spinosissima

Here Rene Rau a friend of mine and neighbour  doing the necessary cleaning.
More than  a friend, a brave man.


 Cleaning a Dyckia sometimes require, knowledge, skills, courage and a bit of boldness.






Aug 18, 2014

Dyckia burlei-marxi X Goehringii growing way deep into Texas

 

Isn´t it pretty?
Made in Joinville-Brazil and born in Texas-USA
Just sent by my dear friend Frank.
Howdy! My friend! Howdy!
Howdy Doody?
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Dyckia hebdingii blue X Dyckia Tarzan BB, quite a mix.


It looks like those stars we use to draw when kinds.
A very nice shape.


Dyckia nana


Nana means dwarf and this is it. 
A very very small plant but it is a very very beautiful one.
Yes, species!



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Aug 17, 2014

Aug 16, 2014

New and newly found Dyckia species in Diamantina - Minas Gerais.


Small and beautiful they get  red wine colored when water deprived.


Dyckia pectinata


Its spines are soft as those of the delicata.
It is native to Caparaó Mountains in between the Brazilian states of Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais.
Flowers are red petaled and the stalk is green.


Dyckia sp from Rondonópolis-MT







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Aug 15, 2014

Dyckia potiorum


Dyckia potiorum


The latest treasure from the Brazilian rocks.
Dyckia potiorum can be white, green, red,  golden, reddish...
The smallest and most beautiful fanned Dyckia.




Here one can clearly see the flower stalks initiating blooming.
 




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Dyckia delicata rubra are the top of my list, the king of my hill...
If I had to have one Dyckia only this would be the one.


Bellow we see the two opposing discs and the flowers stalks emerging from in between them.







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Dyckia nana


Dyckia nana (dwarf) is one of the smallest Dyckias of all.
It is native to  Minas Gerais in Brazil.



Aug 14, 2014

Dyckia cabrerae


Dyckia cabrerae

A rare species from Southwest in Santa Catarina. 
It takes freezing cold temperatures.


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Dyckia reitzii, a many many leafed living ball, in the mood for blooming.


Dyckia sp from São Marcos-RS






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Aug 13, 2014

Dyckia potiorum


Two of the most spectacular Dyckias are........

Dyckia delicata rubra

 Both plants are extremely beautiful and rare.
They both are found way down South in Brazil.
Both are multileaved, they present so many leaves one can not see through them.
Both can take cold....and I will marry them.

 Dyckia reitzii rubra RS/SC border




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Aug 12, 2014

Zebra, Dyckia Zebra by Bill Baker. What a beautiful plant!



This is one of the most beautiful Dyckias of all.
A gift from my Howdy friend way into Texas: Frank.
Maybe our hands never meet, maybe our eyes never see each other.
You are always in my heart.




Dyckia paucispina

Dyckia paucispina is an Amazonic species.
Small, colorful and rare.


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Dyckia potiorum bloom, today August 12th 2014


Aug 11, 2014

Unnamed Dycia species from Goiás, Central Brazil region.

 
Little to almost nothing is known  about this beauty.
It comes from West in Goiás .
Brazil wilderness is vast and the contry has the most diverse fauna and flora in the world.
there are more Dyckias to be seen than those we know about.




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