Jan 18, 2012
Dyckia beateae type
Dyckia beatea is one of the commonest Mato Grosso species outside Brazil.
It is easily seen all around the world.
Beatea hardly gets a charming beautiful rosette.
It ca not be compared to those species we find here in the South.
Dyckia beateae almost always presents a distorted figure.
It is a real challenge to produce a well shaped exemplar of Dyckia beateae.
Dyckia beatea was foun in Mato Grosso close to a giant rock and science forgot to search on the rock.
There,on a flat area we find a most beautiful colored plant and most probably the type form as it was described as type is a affinis of the real thing that live up on the rocks.
Also recently another beateae was found in Barra do Garças all by chance by a cacti collector.
Both forms I will show here.
When the name in Dyckia I do not trust a rot tooth on what science says!!
Specially when the plant is described by someone who never set foot here or is just a passer by.
I saw hybrid cultivars being described as species..as my mother used to say: "Paper accepts anything, I trust the written word when I can read his eyes". She was born in 1912!!! She would be a centennial if still alive...and concerning to that "science" and in another words and well updated ones: I give a shit!
Posted by Constantino at 8:50 AM