Jun 30, 2012

Dyckia marnier-lapostollei
Two of the most beautiful ones.

Dyckia marnier-lapostollei var. Azul grande (big blue)


Dyckia marnier-lapostollei

Dyckia marnier-lapostollei is found in small populations in many places in Goiás,
 a central state where Brasília is located.
Every population presents regional differences and some are just dazzling.
recently it was found one within the Federal District of Brasília.



Dyckia sp marnier-lapostollei affinis
...a new species and a marnier-lapostollei close related one.


I just collect seeds ontrolled and assisted pollinated ones.
You may have some under request.


Dyckia sp from Porto Alegre Leprosy....

This fantastic and beautiful species was found  within the lands of the already old Porto alegre Leprosy. Porto alegre is the capital town of the southermost Brazilian State, Rio Grande do Sul. 
It is a huge metropolis with several millions habitants.


Yes, unbelievable beautiful and Dyckia!
This is a nameless one and this is a species.
Notice the marks on the leaves, the spines....


Dyckia delicata

Dyckia delicata rubra

Dyckia delicata

Dyckia delicata... or what  we all look for: beauty


Jun 29, 2012

Three Amazonian Dyckia species

 Above we can see Dyckia sickii
A rare species from Southwest Pará

Above we can see Dyckia sickii on the right and
 Dyckia sp from Cachoeira do Apiacás-MT on the left.

Dyckia sp from Cachoeira do Apiacás-MT on the right and 
Dyckia sp from Colider-MT on the left
MT means Mato Grosso, a Brazilian state.

Dyckia hb Tarzana by Bill Baker
This is too similar to Dyckia sp Tarzan, I think they are the very same plants.
This is a young plant, adults can be quyite different but not a bit less beautiful and impressive.


Dyckia sp argentea affinis

Jun 28, 2012

Dyckia sp from Cachoeira do Apiacás, Mato Grosso
Species! a Amazonian species.
 Cachoeira do Apiacás( Apiacás river waterfalls) is 
an extense region Northeast in Mato Grosso.


Jun 27, 2012

Dyckia brevifolia X Dyckia marnier-lapostollei var. Bahia

Dream, dream, dream......

Something  any  dyckia lover dream about....a dream plant.
Most of the best in Hybrid Dyckias has been made in California.
This beauty is no exeption. It came from the largest and the best Dyckia collection
in the land of milk, honey and dreams.
Thanks, Steve. I am astonished, open mouthed...perfection beyond any limit!

Dyckia hb Keswick X (Dyckia hb Bill Paylen x Dyckia hb Arizona)

Dyckia hb Liz Taylor...bound to be spectacular.

The young and bound to be spectacular Dyckia hb Liz Taylor.
We here in Southern hemisphere are having the shortest days by now and see
 how spectacular Liz Taylor looks.



Dyckia fosteriana cv fosteriana-fosteriana Branca de Neve (Snow White)

I made it using two regional varieties of Dyckia fosteriana.

I have seeds under request.


The spectacular shape of a Dyckia discoide is something to make any mind fly
 away from those old and beaten ideas on Dyckias. 
The brand new, the never seen before may be astonishing beautiful.

Dyckia discoides
There are more to be seen by the very first time in our wilderness than we all imagine.

Here you can notice the flat head of Dyckia discoides

Dyckia discoides

Of course this is not a valid name for the plant is not yet described.
..and thanks God not ´cause it has been kept under close observation. No hurry, here!
 Native to Santa Catarina Soutwest it was just found  ´cause a big dam was built  there.

It is a new fresh breeze on the sameness, 
new looks, new...novelty in every detail.

Its seeds are seed bird like and the plant shows signals of being close related to another brand new plant and also under the process of description the much bigger one Dyckia magnifica, another true gem.

 You do not need to keep on wishing...I do have seeds and you may have some too.
the more people keep it the biiger are the chances the plant will go on..
Today, in nature, it is under severe protection of a new found wildlife park.
Bellow notice the emiting of a flower stalk.

As you can notice the plant forms a disc like structure and it is nice to see two opposing flat dishes.