Jan 22, 2012

Dyckia joanae-marcioi

This beauty is described as an almost dwarf small plant.
I wonder if those who described it cultivated this beauty long enough to know of it.
Science  credits wilderness glimpses bush men and intrepid guys experience in our Brazilian almost endless fields.....glimpses are not enough.
Dyckias have for long alluded and fooled those once in a lifetime intrepid excursionists in Brazilian wilderness.
Dyckias are incredible!!!!!!! 
Science needs to take Dyckias more seriously to get the credit it expects to have from Dyckia lovers.
It is much too easy and weird to come to the new world tropics from a far away lands and follow a bush man that wandered the wilderness (much more interested in other plants as cacti ....as Dyckias are historically side findings.) spot a new Dyckia, take some shots and plants and that is ready and done...this won´t work on Dyckias!!
I here do not talk about the men but about their work.
Dyckias are not a matter of finding it and describe it...No way!!! 
 They must be taken more seriously and not just a side finding. One must visit it at home many times and during different seasons and cultivate the plant as much similarly as possible to the climate it is used too.
We simply can´t find out a Dyckia today and describe it tomorrow as it were a new grass or a new carrot.
Science is based on observations!!! This is pretty basic!!!
Dyckia argentea was described as being Mexican as well as Sinningia richii. 
The name Dyckia argentea is not valid any more due to this undeniable  grotesque confusion.. It seems the European guys got too many plants at once and  they got confused not to say dizzy.
Dyckia platyphylla never existed in wilderness as it is a cultivar, a hybrid  made from Dyckia marnier-lapostollei and Dyckia brevifolia.
Dyckia naming have being used to flatter and adulate some Brazilian  bush men up to a point that what was left to be used as a Dyckia name in those families were the  bush man´s dog or his parakeet...that is butter up the fool or in Portuguese, "puxar o saco" to grantee a continuous flow of wilderness information and plants to fill in the arrogance and the nothing lef to be done of a complete strange to us!  So all that came from this fountain is absolutely suspicious no matter correct or not.
No wonder that is so up today as not long ago  new plants were only described in Europe. Famous Botanic Gardens destroyed here in Santa Catarina our native populations of Laelia purpurata. Tons of them were send to these BG only to die during the sea journey or within  badly equipped warmed up rooms (they used charcoal). Recently  our beautiful cactus Uebelmania pectinifera was devastated in nature up to the point we can never find  big ones anymore as all of them were removed from nature (from places a goat has to be very skilled to reach) in an attempt to promote the elevation of its price in international trade. In two collections one here in Brazil and one in Europe we see where those adult bicentennial cacti are.
Botany  must  be serious to be taken as that... 
Here I say it over what my mother, (born in 1912), used to say: "paper accepts anything, even asses..."

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