May 17, 2010

Dyckia delicata

A xantic form of Dyckia delicata.
These plants are much higher on the very same slope where the holytype specimes came from.
At distance we can spot them but just this. To get to them rapel technics are needed
and this is for those guys fit as a Miura Spanish bull.
Here this golden Dyckia delicata is under heavy rain.
Thick endumented plants get real soaked when under rain. The silver scales or thrichomas
are meant to make life possibel under the scorching sun as they reflect light and they hold the dew water and that present in the air making life possible where the rain is scarce.

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