Nov 30, 2010

Dyckia fosteriana fosteriana

Dyckia fosteriana fosteriana 

Nov 29, 2010

Dyckia sp Lagoão-RS

Dyckia delicata atropurpurea

Dyckia delicata atropurpurea
This  must be the most appropriated name for this beauty.
This plants come from The Tip Goat Slope ( Perau do Tomba Bodes) area in Rio Grande do Sul.

A rare beauty even among the most beautiful Dyckias.
The name is still a proposal.

Dyckia fosteriana var. nivosa

Dyckia fosteriana var, nivosa
A spectacular little plant. 

Nov 28, 2010

Dyckia Belíssima

Dyckia Belíssima is one of the most strinking Dyckia fosteriana hybrids.
...a silver nest of bloody spines.

Nov 27, 2010

Dyckia joanae-marcioi

Contrary to what is granted as sure its leaves can be as long as 50 cm!

Dyckia lindelvaldeae X Dyckia tuberosa

This cross was made by Dr. Robson Lopes.
Seeds were brought up here and among them this one emerged as a Queen.
a black and white one.

Nov 25, 2010

Dyckia delicata type plant getting mirrored

Dyckia delicata type form getting duplicated.
This is the only alternative for the plant self duplicate as this species hardly if ever sprouts.

Nov 24, 2010

Dyckia hb Tarzan and Dyckia hb Son of Tarzan, both Bill´s hybrids.

Dyckia Tarzan

Both beauties are Bill´s hybrids.Once I mixed tags. The real Tarzan is the upper plant
and Son of Tarzan is silver/white.

Dyckia Son of Tarzan

Nov 22, 2010

Dyckia species from Lagoão-RS

Dyckia sp from Lagoão-Rio Grande do Sul 

Dyckia species from Painel-Santa Catarina

Dyckia sp from Painel in Santa Catarina.
This one is maybe a reophytic species. Found on a rocky vertical slope close to the river.

Nov 20, 2010

Dyckia Star of Brazil

Dyckia Star of Brazil
Who wouldn´t state it is not ice covered?

Dyckia Brittle Star

Dyckia Brittle Star

Dyckia hb dawsonii from David

This beauty is getting better and better as it gets used to its new surroundings.

Dyckia delicata var. atropurpurea from Tomba Bodes Slope

Dyckia delicata from Tomba Bodes slope var. atropurpurea

Dyckia Bill Paylen First hybrid prize in Joinville-Brazil a Bill Baker creation

Dyckia Bill Paylen
First prize among Dyckia hybrids in Joinville.
Joinville Festa das Flores is the most prestigious plant and flower event in the entire country.
This plant wont First prize on Dyckia hybrids.

This was made possible thanks to the kindness of Mr. Steve Ball
This is a historical mark  as this is the first time  an official Dyckia show is performed in  the Land of Dyckias, Brazil.
I wonder what and how Bill would feel.
I  am honored and delighted.

Nov 19, 2010

Dyckia Son of Tarzan

Dyckia Brasília

Dyckia Brasília
There is nothing of any platyphylla in it.
Just Dyckia marnier-lapostollei and Dyckia brevifolia both  parents wild collected.

Dyckia Chão de Estrelas

Dyckia Chão de Estrelas
White spines and a heavy coat.
This is a Hybrid I myself made.

Nov 17, 2010

Dyckia fosteriana-fosteriana

Dyckia fosteriana-fosteriana
One of the top most wished Dyckias.....


Nov 12, 2010

Dyckia excelsa a Mato Grosso species

Just arrived from Mato Grosso this is an outstanding  shinning white/silver
Dyckia excelsa

Nov 8, 2010

Dyckia sp from Nova Petrópolis-RS

Dyckia sp from Nova Petrópolis-RS

Nov 7, 2010

Dyckia brevifolia golden glow and Dyckia brevifolia type form

Dyckia brevifolia is one of the most beautiful of all Dyckas.
Its shape is the greatest.

The golden glow is amust have.
It may be orange or deep yellow gold.
I need special care as fertilizing, and protection from the blazing Sun.

When well cared this must be stunning.

Dyckia ibiramensis - Ibirama-SC

Dyckia ibiramensis
This is a reophytic species from Rio Hercílio within the beautiful town of Ibirama  in
Santa Catarina.

Dyckia ibiramensis flowers