Dec 31, 2015

Dyckia unguiformis - Karl Heinz Tank

Here the plant is about blooming by the first time under cultivation. 
It was found around Lençóis -BA Brazil by Karl Heinz Tank.
The plant closes its leaves in a way it resembles a closed clawn of a bird hence its suggested name unguiformis. Well watered the plant still looks weird and beautiful and much lined.
We can see many many lines , silver one. When the plant shrinks from dehydration the lines get together and the leaves turn silver to reflect the sun.

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