Nov 30, 2009

Dyckia burle-marxii

Dyckia burle-marxii
A beautiful to the extreme Dyckia species.

Dyckia WouldBe ( D. goehringii X D. pectinata crossing)

Dyckia pectinata
The plant above is the father plant, the pollen donor from
which Dyckia WouldBe came to be.

The resulting hybrid Dyckia WouldBe is a striking plant.
This is a primary accidental hybrid.
The plant inherited the pectinata soft rubbery spines.

Dyckia goehringii the mother plant
This was was a truly passion between two rarities.
It is hard to say which is the prettiest.

New Dyckia species from Central Brazil

This is a brand new finding from he Araguaia Region
between Goiás and Mato Grosso in Central Brazil.
Nothing is known on this Dyckia species up to now.
It is a super succulent species, flower badly as its flowers are not
self fertile.
Bears long conspicuous spines and a rubra form is known
and presented here

This extremely fine and rare hybrid Dyckia...

Finally the mystery is solved!
This plant is claimed to be Dyckia goehringii abroad.
This is a solved question now.
This is a fine primary hybrid Dyckia.
Mother plant is a Dyckia goehringii and the pollen donor is a Dyckia pectinata.
This is a accidental primary Dyckia hybrid and maybe one of the most
beautiful ones but securely one that has the finest and rarest parentage for sure.
Its spines are soft rubbery as those of its father Dyckia pectinata.
This occurred by accident among a famous Brazilian Dyckia expert
private collection.
F2 seedlings are less attractive.
Unregistered hybrid this well would be Dyckia WouldBe.

It happened for several reasons and the main one is : Dyckia goehringii is not a self
fertile plant. It needs the pollen of another Dyckia plant to produce seeds.
This other Dyckias may be the nearest one and the nearest one in bloom may not be the very same species when this is a collection and not the wilderness.

Dyckia WouldBe!
It would be if it wouldn´t the pectinata one......

Here you can see it cloning.
Cloning is the only secure way to produce new very same looking plants
from a primary Dyckia hybrid.
This is the main reason a fine primary Dyckia hybrid be always rare.

Dyckia distachia rubra

Dyckia distachia rubra

This Distachia species is one of the most sought after among
Brazilian Dyckia enthusiasts.
It all seems this to be a new species and not just a form or variety.
It occurs north of Rio Grande do Sul and Southern Santa Catarina.
Clumps and pups easily.
Its spines are so tiny they are invisible and never bigger than the final dot here.

Dyckia delicata

Dyckia delicata var. cyanophylla

Both plants come from Rio Grande do Sul and are among
the most spectacular living plants.
Both bear rubber like spines.
Delicatas are all succulent to the extreme in Dyckia terms.

Dyckia delicata

Nov 29, 2009

Dyckia goehringii

Dyckia goehringii

These offsets should not be removed before getting
roots of their own.

Undoubtedly this is one of the most beautiful plant on the planet.

Nov 28, 2009

Dyckia hebdingii affinis

Getting ready for blooming by the very first time.

Dyckia gloriosa

Dyckia gloriosa
Santa Catarina native Dyckia species!

Dyckia fosteriana

Dyckia fosteriana
Provide they are protected from the rain and the hosing they get white.

Dyckia species from Serra Gaúcha

This Dyckia species is unnamed up to now. It lives up North in Rio
Grande do Sul.
It is a compact multi-leafed one and the conspicuous spines are chocolate.

Dyckia lindelvaldeae

Dyckia lindelvadeae

If diamonds had leaves they were just like this .
The best quality in a Dyckia is the fact they survive blooming.
In fact they are gems of the uncountable bloomings.

Nov 27, 2009

Dyckia argentea

Dyckia argentea

This is one of the prettiest and rarest Plants.
Dyckia argentea is native do Serra do Lenheiro in Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Nov 25, 2009

Dyckia fosteriana - Marialva - Paraná

Dyckia fosteriana
This variety is native to a more central area in Paraná, Brazil

Dyckia fosteriana from Marialva- Paraná

The red ceramic pot adds the the beauty of the plant.
Observe the narrow leaves of this dazzling Fosteriana .

Dyckia goehringii

Dyckia goehringii
this is a magnificent plant from Central Brazilian Cerrado.
One of the rarest Species of all in spite of being numerous in the wilderness.

Nov 24, 2009

Dyckia sp rubra form from Minas Gerais

Dyckia sp rubra from Minas Gerais

....or what a Dyckia argentea rubra should be.

Dyckia argentea technically doesn´t exist anyplace.
A Hechtia plant was described as Being a Dyckia native
to Lenheiros in Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Hechtia do not exist in any South American wilderness.

The splendid Dyckia splendens

This is Santa Catarina native to and.....




If you have a thing for Big, Bold and Beautiful that for u......

Dyckia species from São Marcos Rio Grande do Sul - Brazil

This impressive and more than just plain big: huge!

The flower spike is two sizes bigger than any broom stick.
flowers are yellow tiny and by the thousands on a single flower stick.
Seeds are very minute, the size of this comma( , ) here.

Nov 23, 2009

Dyckia splendens

Dyckia splendens
In my opinion this is one of the most dazzling Brazilian Dyckias.
It is native not to our Central Cerrado area but it is a
Santa Catarina native plant, a Southern baby.
Here it shows the first signals of blooming.
Something to celebrate, no doubt, as the plant is ultra rare
and extremely hard to find.
The name is a suggestion.

Dyckia Chão de Estrelas

Dyckia Chão de Estrelas
This is a primary hybrid also from a Dyckia marnier-lapostollei and Dyckia brevifolia cross.
The name comes from a Brazilian song that refers to a floor full of stars.
Spines are white.

Dyckia Brasília

Dyckia Brasília

Dyckia Brasília is a myself made hybrid from Dyckia marnier-lapostollei Bahia
and Dyckia brevifolia. The bloody red spines and the big broad green silver dusted leaves
ensures beauty and novelty to such a plant.
This is a primary hybrid.

Nov 22, 2009

Nameless Dyckia species from Minas Gerais

Dyckia sp from Minas Gerais

Even well and long known obvious Dyckia habitats may
bring novelties never seen before.
This is one of them.
Nothing is known concerning to this Dyckia species but the place of its origin in nature.
It will take a while for it to get a name.
Some guys here believe it well may be a natural hybrid evolving
Dyckia marnier-lapostollei and Dyckia minarum.