Jan 18, 2010

Dyckia marnier lapostolei

Dyckia marnier-lapostollei
The upper one is native to up North Minas Gerais. Its flower stalks are really short.
The leaves are the most succulent of all known  Dyckia marnier-lapostollei varieties.

This very beautiful Dyckia marnier-lapostollei comes from Southern Bahia.
Bears a very tall racemous flower stalk and its leaves are some of the widest of all Dyckias.
I am truly convinced Dyckia platyphylla (Latim for broad leafed plant) is a hybrid from this plant and Dyckia brevifolia. Being so Dyckia platyphylla is not a species but a hybrid plant.
Dyckia platyphylla  was never found anywhere but in cultivation. No one was up to now capable of finding Dyckia platypylla in wilderness.
Crossings using this Dyckia marnier and Dyckia brevifolia from Itajaí-açu River sides in Santa Catarina led to hybrids no one is capable of telling apart from Dyckia platyphylla.
I am truly sure Dyckia Platyphylla is a hybrid and another big taxonomic mistake.

Below we can see an attractive Dyckia marnier-lapostollei Bahia variety seedling.
This is  is a truly striking Dyckia.

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