Sep 17, 2011

Dyckia goehringii, after an extra long rainny season

Dyckia goehringii

This plant was exposed to a very long rainy period and some of its 
beautiful small scales were washed away and  thus some
spots of naked skin is now visible.

The undersides where the plant was self protected from the heavy downpour we can still see the heavy layer of talc like scales.

This species produces elongated sprouts as the plant tends to make them get away from under its canopy.
This is quite an effort to send the sprouts to an opened area to expose it to a good amount of light...

Remember this is an plant that is not on its best looking season.

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