Jan 31, 2016

Dyckia pottiorum, when images worth more than a million words

Dyckia pottiorum is a beauty, has many forms and varieties and some are stunting.

Two distic Dyckias, pottiorum and estevesii

Dyckia strehliana

Jan 30, 2016

Dyckia hb Chris Rogers is a Bill Baker´s master piece.

Here during noon time when the Sun is at its most.


Dyckia hb Koka Wolff


Dyckia hb Branca de Neve offsets and reveals its goehringii heritage.

Dyckia hb Branca de Neve offsets and reveals its goehringii heritage.

Three clones.

These sprouts are their mother clones, they are the very same plant with the very same
genotype and phenotype.

Dyckia hb Fogosa young seedling

As one can notice spines are getting bigger.
Most probably this plant will show even bigger white teeth and the leaves will be narrower than this.
A Dyckia seedling won´t show its final looks until it has bloomed by the first time.



Jan 29, 2016

Dyckia mirandiana is a rare distic plant.

Dyckia mirandiana

Here it is getting acquainted to the new conditions.
This is a very white specimen.

Jan 27, 2016

Dyckia encholirioides var. Praia do Forte a new look on the rocks.

My gorgeous White Dyckia hybrid and its terrible invader

 Here I recall the French fairy tale The Beauty and the Beast
Here the Beauty is also the Beast and the battler is against the weeds, Pilea  microphylla.
The beauty needs help here.


Dyckia choristaminea X Dyckia julianae natural hybrid

Dyckia julianae survives in a small patch of a farm
South to Porto Alegre in Barra do Ribeiro.
It is in fact a Dyckia Complex for there we can find julianae, choristaminea, hebdingii and all their natural crosses living close together.
We find all sort of combinations and it is a paradise for those who love the beautiful.
Here I show an example  of what is found there and it is most probably a choristaminea X julianae natural cross. 


Dyckia hebdingii presents many forms, looks and regional varieties, all of them catches my eyes....

Dyckia choristaminea var. rubra Morro do Carvão

The narrowest leaves in a Dyckia.

Dyckia lindelvaldeae

Lindelvaldeae bears big and extremely lose white scales.These scales are easily washed away if the plant is kept under rain or it is watered from top.
These pictures do not show a prime well cared plant.
This is the whitest Dyckia my eyes set on but it need a proper care.

Sometimes it is more important to say what a Dyckia is not than what it really is. This is the case here.

A mysterious pretty one Dyckia sp.
Not a Dyckia distachya,
Not a Dyckia sthreliana,
Not a Dyckia sthrelloa,
This is a reophytic fro Rio Grande do Sul, this is all I can say.
Many mistakes have been committed with this beauty here.
This plant was collected by a bush man who understands nothing on Dyckias.

Jan 26, 2016

Dyckia hb Fogosa, still a baby, it will be even better looking in near future.

Dyckia  hb Fogosa 

Fogosa is Poruguese for "full of fires or fiery."

A bit of my Dyckia garden on a ceramic dish

...a feast for my eyes.

That´s what Dyckias are for......