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Posted by Constantino at 10:55 AM
Rio Grande do Sul
Yes, one very same species in three different looks!!!!
People outside Brazil can´t take this but here it is shown.
many many Dyckiaspecies present different looks., I visited many many Dyckia species places in wilderness and have myself found diferences amid: Dyckia delicata, Dyckia hebdingii, Dyckia brevifolia, Dyckia monticola, Dyckia reitzii, Dyckia encholirioides, Dyckia maritima, Dyckia fosteriana ......................
Posted by Constantino at 10:27 AM
Nov 20, 2018
This is a dwarf tiny Southern species.
It was numerous but they were grazed by sheep almost to the last one.
some were found within, rot wood fence posts were lambs could not set their tongues in.
The plant is a recent description. It was described by a friend in South, the young brilliant botanist Dr. Henrique Mallmann. This species has several looks, yes several. Dyckias of a very same species presents different looking faces. This led to many mistakes and many scientists were convinced every new look was a different species. Dyckias are in a great deal of suffering and playing their last cards. Dyckia role in nature is to bring substrate to trees and form forests. once the forest is settled Dyckias extinguishes and while this does not happen Dyckias present new looks.
Remember: ALL BEGUN WITH ONE SINGLE SPECIES!!!!!
Dr. Henrique is a brilliant mind in Brazil, he was born amid Dyckias in Rio Grande do Sul.
He is working in two of our Southern major Universities, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria and Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul.
Flowers are just a very few per stalk and the slender stalk bends with the seed capsules weight.
Posted by Constantino at 10:46 AM
Nov 18, 2018
These are sprouts I removed and replanted in the very same pot to avoid any more differences in cultivation
Above we see the sprouts. They are replicas of the mother plant.
Below, the sprouts are attached to their mother plan.
Here you have a size idea... Notice the scales near the trunk.
Posted by Constantino at 6:07 PM
Nov 15, 2018
Dr. Jones Caldas and his spouse Silvia just arriving at my home.
He is one of the most prestigious Bromeliad man Brazil.
He has been to almost every square meter in Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina
and turned to be the most brilliant mind on Brazilian southern Dyckia species.
Dr. Jones always brings the rarest, beautiful novelties, sympathy, wisdom, friendness,
gentleness and feels my heart with joy and my brain with knowlegde.
Posted by Constantino at 9:22 AM
Nov 4, 2018
Oct 30, 2018
WE ARE VERY SAD
We are very sad due to the passing away of Chanin Thorut.
He had a heart problem during a field search up North in his country Thailand.
He was known by many and showed the world his eyes for the best of the very best in Dyckias, cacti, bromeliad and fish keeping.
"He was too young to die. It shows us, life is precious and short.
We must cherish every day and every season." Said a mutual plant lover in
We are sad, rest in peace Mr. Chanin, we shall all miss you.
Posted by Constantino at 9:08 PM