Jul 27, 2016

Dyckia disstiflora = Dyckia nervata = Dyckia unguiformis

Bahia in Brazil in spite its large territory it is a Dyckia poor place.
Just a very few Dyckia species are native  to Bahia and some are synonymous.
this plant her acquires a unguiformis (claw like) shape when terribly dried and stressed.
This is a very interesting behavior ina Dyckia that lives in a very inhospitable area. 
The plant uses its foliage to protect its growing area flapping over to one side.

The name nervata referes to the visible lines and unguiformis to the shape of a suffering plant.


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