Jul 27, 2015

New found new dyckia species from Ibirama-Santa Catarina Brazil

 Extremely rare and ultra endangered. It as found only on a steep slope close by a high traffic highway the Br-470. Less than a dozen individuals were there and most were destroyed by the road maintenance workers.
They removed loose roks in order to prevent them from falling on the lane and also removed the plants. What was rare turned to be super ultra rare as no other population was found .
Dyckia breevifolia grows some 5 hundred meters bellow on the river banks and also Dyckia ibiramensis is found some 11kilometers away.

Leaves are like long ribons and the flower stalks present red bracteas.

Today in midwinter the weather was balmy and spring like.
Here I am, at last.



No comments:

Post a Comment