Apr 21, 2018

The new found Dyckia delicada form hundreds of kilometers away from the old known type form

More than a new marvel or a stunning novelty it is an intriguing one.
Here I show it still damp in the morning April dew.

Observing and comparing this new plant presents less rubbery spines. 
The spines here are a bit more firm and do not bend by the mild touching. 
It does hurts and is not so delicate. 

this new spot in nature is far far away from the delicata type form place, no one expected to see this there so far away and no one to be found in between them up to now.

Delicatas are found in Rio Grande do Sul, the southernmost Brazilian State.
the type form comes from Barros Cassal, a small town there.
This plant was found on a video shown on FaceBook by a group of eco loving guys.
It called the right attention and what a surprise!

We are still to see its blooming. 
Up to now the differences are in the spines, the new form they are bigger and firmer and the new plant is a lot flatter. Also the leaves are a lot more succulent than the type form and they brittle easily.

Apr 15, 2018

Dyckia paraensis

Dyckia paraensis comes from Pará an Amazonian Brazilian state.
It is a species and an already described one.
It color is true year around and its leaves are so too.
A true much esquisite plant.
One that I love the most.

The plant is not suffering!
Its leaves are funneled  and contorted.
Scales, white ones are presented close to the trunk.
Dyckia paraensis is a rarity, a most pretty one.

Apr 4, 2018

A new Dyckia delicata found far away from its original spot in nature.

All Dyckia delicata we know comes from the Rio Pardo (Pardo river) valley in  the southernmost Brazilian State of Rio Grande do Sul. Now a surprise to all of us. a new one delicata was found southwest Barros Cassal and hundreds of kilometers away.
It is a wonderful one, a flatter than the original one.
No one saw its bloom up to now.

Mar 11, 2018

Another natural hybrid: Dyckia hebdingii X Dyckia remotiflora

Secundifolia is a plant behavior and also the name of a small Brazilian species

Above we see a green Dyckia hebdingii that presents a secundifolia behavior. A rarity! 

Bellow a Dyckia secundifolia, a species from Mato Grosso (a Brazilian State). 
It is a very small plant. These are adult ones.

Dyckia hebdingii to fulfills our eyes with beauty till it overflows

Mar 8, 2018


Italy and Australia in their own colors.
Hand made envelopes

Mar 2, 2018

Dyckia hb Picante, an old american Classic

Dyckia hb Picante is an old American classic and some of it is present in most of 
the modern hybrids we see today

This group of new sprouts is in fact a crestation  but the weirdness here
 is this is a flower stalk crestation.

These oddities are more prune to happen among hybrids

Certainly roots will come out here. I will keep the sprouts together 
hopping for lateral new blooms.

Feb 23, 2018

More than a new finding a bombshell .......


Dyckia delicata?

Hummm, maybe yes and maybe no.
It is a brand new finding some 300km southwest Dyckia delicata lives in nature.
Thank to a Internet video made by trillers some Botanists saw something special and  took the time to search for it. The land lord gave them permission to see the surroundings and several other species were there ans what a surprise a looking like delicata was there too and many many of them.

How this plant reached there?
Maybe delicata was never there ans chances are this plant is a natural hybrid. Flowers were never seen. This explains more than we see and know about Dyckias. How species differentiate themselves from each other? The southernmost Brazilian Dyckias are the most extensively studied ones.
Maybe long ago and far away in time we had just one single species and all we see today comes and derives from it. This primeval one Dyckia may be one Dyckia tuberosa. So all the modern species  come from tuberosa and the mixes occurred in nature.
Rio Grand do Sul has many many natural Dyckia hybrids, many taken as species for they eluded scientists. Things are getting cleared thank to this South botanists group in Santa Maria Federal University, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria.

Here I hold the new brand new found one close to a typical true Dyckia delicta

We are anxious for its flowers, will they be yellow?
Seeds will be  bigger? Racemous stalk or one unbranched one?