Jun 30, 2016

Now a fantastic and spectacular finding here: Dyckia monticola rubra form var. arco-íris (Rainbow Dyckia monticola rubra)

Above pictured by Dr. Alexandre Paulo Kinas  at 1.666 meters high. 
This real beauty is a treasure, no doubt.

This historical finding was made  a week ago from today by 
Dr. Vilson Müller and Dr. Alexandre Paulo Kinas.
They were on  granitic  rocks  at 1.660 meters in altitude.
These are Dyckia monticola rubra form var. arco-íris.

We have a schedulled visit to the place.
Temperatures up there  are always close to freezing during daytime and
 well bellow this during night time.
Frosts, snow and sincelo are come facts during winter in such altitude.
The mountain is some 52 km away from my garden.
We do not know the color behavior of this magnificent plant.
We believe it may present many yellow shades, pinkish, reddish and dark areas.

Dyckia fosterina , white ones

An extremely beautiful group of Dyckia fosteriana plants.
Here the scale are very very tiny like a fine talc and as fragile, some areas are already bald and reveals  the rubra plants they are.


Dyckia fosteriana facts in pictures

Here we can see dwarf plants.
These are adult, well fed and flowering ones.
All Dyckia fosteriana.

The moss carpet is a good bed for Dyckia.

Adult ones.

Above we see the remains of a death one, an old one plant.
Bellow life tries to be perenial, eternal.

Blooming is a promisse of life....

Here a dark and wide leafed one Fosteriana


Dyckia fosteriana field

Jun 29, 2016

white Dyckia fosteriana in wilderness

Here we can see old seed pods.
Bellow you can notice  death is  a normal fact in nature. (Look the death Dyckia.)

A most beautiful Dyckia fosteriana variation

Dyckias  in habitat may not look equal as soldier in an army.
Variations cvan be seen in certain species and certain locations. this means the species are faceing some new challenges some, new fact they have to cope with, differences amid a very large population are the answer to nature tasks.
Yes, this is Dyckia fosteriana.


Dyckia fosteria and the cold in natured.

During the last month, there were 18 morning frosts here.

This was an almost suffocated  by grasses Dyckia.
Notice the relief imposed by the deep col frosts.
Dyckias desperately need light. and the winter brought the helping hand.

A much dark Dyckia can  be here seen.
Notice the death  herb leaves.

Frost resistant shrubs continue green but grasses are death and will feed Dyckias for they will help to form a denser substrate.

Dyckia fosteriana in nature

Pictures made in nature are helpful to those who wish to learn.
Notice the orquid,m the grasses and the young tree.
Dyckias are colonizers plants. they bring the other  vegetable to the hostile  place.
Before Dyckia just the fungi and algae (lichen) were there. These make the organic material, the substrate for  Dyckia to prosper on the rocks.

Above we see a pool of substrate ideal for  orchids, amaryllis, Dyckia, sinningia, cactus....
So why there is nothing but substrate in there?
This stays full of rain water for too long.
Sometimes we find carnivore plants in such pools. 
Nature talk to us, one just needs to have fit ears to listen to it.
If I stayed in there  for days on end it would not be enough to fully understand this habitat,
this complex environment.
Grasses are controled by forst that get them dry and fire that burns them to death.
Dyckias are well fit to survive fire.




Jun 26, 2016

Jun 25, 2016

Yes , Dyckia fosteriana

Dwarf adult, old and dazzling beautiful. 
A star like in black and white fosteriana.


Dyckia hebdingii is one of the best looking ones

Dyckia hebdingii


Jun 24, 2016

Dyckia hb Naked Lady

Dyckia encholirioides X Dyckia brevifolia


Jun 22, 2016

Dyckia maritima, yes species.

Dyckia maritima 
Pictures taken in Torres, by the Brazilian botanist Wilson Müller.
Science made us all believe maritima was a large plain green plant. Look at those.
They can be white, green, rosed...
They live meters from the Atlantic Ocean waters.

Jun 20, 2016