Jan 11, 2010
Dyckia marnier-lapostollei var. estevesii
Some variations or varieties are incredible hard to be recognized for the very characteristic look may
be found in others varieties. Dyckia marnier-lapostollei has revealed to have a very wide range
in Central Brazil region. They live in very small populations scattered throught their habitat.
Every population seems to have a different characteristic sometimes hard to be detect. The farer they are apart from each other in nature the more different the members of two populations seem to be.
The correct and sure way to recognize a variety would only be by its origin in nature. In order this to happen it would be needed a very precise description of the local where the plant came from, which population or regional population it belonged to. This seems to be most improbable as scientists and bushmen do not reveal the origin of the varieties wit accurate precision.
While this does not happen we can only guess.
Meanwhile some facts are relevantas here. The flowers of this variety do no open at all. They act as many other Dyckia species from our Cerrado Region. The flowers in order to preserve the correct umidity to their intimate parts they do not open their petals. some just open a tiny hole from where the masculine parts emerge to open air. This Dyckia marnier-lapostollei seems to do this.But...it is not the only one to act justo so among marniers.
So when you look for hints in its description you continue guessing.
All in all what we can say with tottal certainty is that this is a Dyckia marnier-lapostollei and the guy is tremendously beautiful, isn´t it?
Posted by Constantino at 10:22 AM