Dyckias...These creatures of the Light are mostly Brazilian. Many of them are still to be seen by the very first time. Come on in. Let us see some. This Blog was created to show you the plants in my garden and also help you to keep happier Dyckias. This is the beginning of the book:THE ALLURING DYCKIAS. I may share some seeds with you. This way we help Dyckias to be known, understood and cherished.
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Constantino Gastaldi -Brazil
They are adult plants!
When one say to know all on Dyckias I laugh a lot.
We all know a tiny bit!
We barely begin to know them!!!!!
This one resembles a Deuterocohnia but it is Dyckia and bears yellow flowers.
Lives min the State of Minas Gerais
As one can notice here they have a tendency to a slightly secundifolia habit. These are not Dyckia secundifolia, secundifolia lives a thousand km west from them in the State of Mato Grosso.
They do not occur wherelse on Earth and most of them are not yet described. Most bear terminal flower sticks, their flowers announce their passing away meanwhile they are gorgeous xeric plants. We are just beginning to know them. Some are tiny plants and some can be humongous. Most live in just one very restrict area and occur in a long extension of territory. They seem to be older plants then Dyckias. Some are so beautiful we Dyckia lovers do not resist keeping them. Bigeneric crossings are a temptation.
These pictures were taken early in the morning and the dew covers the plant. This is a happy plant. It is not suffering at all. It likes humidity for it comes from our Amazonian area in the State of Pará.
Note all the weirdness of its leaves, they twist and twist and make funnels and tunnels.
Dyckia fosteriana Sengés presents many many looks.
This is one of the most good looking ones. Dyckia fosteriana sengés may be absolutely white or totally black, may present a saw like edge or huge strong thorns fact is all and each is a nature masterpiece.
I always keep some stock of fresh collected seeds. Dyckia seeds do not last long unless under special care. If you want to aquire some we can deal it. Just let me know. Send an email to:
One of the most beautiful Dyckias.
Dyckia fosteriana nivosa
The smallest member of Dyckia fosteriana Complex
I made it myself.
Dyckia tuberosa X Dyckia lindelvaldeae Brazilian made hybrid.
Dyckia fosteriana-fosteriana Star of Brazil
Dyckias are just like diamonds as they are forever lasting.
Dyckia delicata red form
Red Dyckia delicatas are luxuriant beautiful plants.
Dyckia delicata gold form
This is a Nature masterpiece from way down South in Brazil.
The elves boil liquid silver here...
It is magic! Dyckias are pure genuine alluring magic...
Dyckia sp, what does this mean? ...and what else?
Dyckia sp is the very same as Dyckia species, in fact short for Dyckia species. It refers to an unnamed Dyckia species.
A Dyckia sp can not be a hybrid Dyckia and never a Dyckia you do not know the name but a nameless Dyckia species. The fact that you do not know the plant it does not mean a nameless one.
A new Dyckia species must be published in order to have its name valid. This obligation doesn´t counted on Iternet publications as The World Wide Web didn´t exist and publication meant : journals, books, magazine, scientific report magazines.
Nowadays nothing is better published than in the WWW. Publishing means getting public and there is nothing equal nor close to the WWW.
Public means everybody not just a bunch of selected guys. These are mates, collegues, fellows not public. Here people publish new Plant species on very restricted magazine or very specialized magazines and assume as published. Publishing means everybody who is willing to know of it. Also the world doesn´speaks Portuguese, nor spanish and less than this doesn´t understand old Latim ( Not even those who publishes a new species. They rely on claves and many mistakes are made.) Today publishing means WWW!!! Today it means English!! If a new species is published here in Brazil it must be in Latim as in any other place on the Earth, Portuguese and for God´s sake also in English and entirely not a sinopsis only. Publications with a very restrictec and exclusive public is out of question. Publications with on purposal omitted data is also out of question and not valid. A bunch of readers is not public. A group of readers are collegues never public!!!Public is WWW and your reader may be in Reykjavick or Auckland, Rio or Tokyo and everywhere in between. Portuguese is a lovely sounding language. It makes feel home...but who is going to undertand me in ...in...everywhere else besides people which countries speak Camões´ language? English, English for Gods´sake. Also there is no sense publising without precise data. Preservation means showing, educating not hidding an less yet iluding. What Light is for if it doesn´t Brighten up high above everything?Light is to iluminate or it is not Light and if it isn´t Light it isn´t Science!
Species and Hybrids understand their names
Understand Latim names. Latim names identify species. Usually they have two words. The first one begins with a Capital letter and the second doesn´t. The second identifies the species and the first tell the genus it belongs to. e.g. Dyckia brevifolia Dyckia is the genus and brevifolia the species (brevi = short folia = leaf)
e. g. Dyckia MammaMia Hybrid plant , the second name also begins with a capital letter.
Do you want to know lots about this? Are you willing to know what is in a Botanical name? Hit: http://www.plantapalm.com/wianame,htm
South , here in Brazil uphills can be very cold, deep cold.Dyckia gloriosa
Yes, we have cold! We are not just tropical all over the country.
Dyckia goehring X Dyckia pectinata hybrid
This is an accidental cultural hybrid and one of the most beautiful Dyckias.
Brazil has the overall shape of South America. Santa Catarina is the second Brazilian Southernmost State and Joinville is on Northeastern Santa Catarina
that´s one of the prettiest Dyckias of all. It presents some very beautiful relative species.
New Dyckia species from Rio Grande do Sul
This baby comes in Red, Silver and Green dressing.
This is a Amazonian Dyckia native to Carajás- PA
Dyckia fosteriana rubra
Rubra forms are frequent among bromeliads. Some rubra are striking individuals.
Dyckia hebdingii affinis
The South in its best gala dressing.
This is one of the finest Dyckias.
Dyckia gloriosa is a Santa Catarina Dyckia species and a triumph itself.
Dyckia hebdingii affinis
This is one of the rarest and also one of the most spectacular Southern plants in Brazil.
Nothing compares to it.
ALLURING, GORGEOUS! To say the least.
Dyckia fosteriana nivosa are special plants. Nothing alive looks so much as an ice crystal, a sculpture carved in ice.
Dyckia Mother Africa
This is a striking hybrid Dyckia.
Perfection in leaves...and wows.....
Neophytum Twilight on Fire
Yes, this is not a Dyckia but how could have I resisted the temptation to make you say a triple WOW?say
One of the most sun loving Dyckia.
Those magnific Dyckia Hybrids have a distintive role in preserving the species.
Yes, the most wonderful Dyckia hybrids help to save the native Dyckias true species.
Dyckia eruca blooming is one of the prettiest of all.
Pure strain is always impressive.
Few Dyckias are as beautiful as this one here. Absolutely new and gorgeous.
Dyckia sp Bahia
Magnificent to say the least...
Dykia Bleeding Hope
Strikingly colorful these hybrids do not fail to catch ones eyes.
The comb Dyckia as its Latin name says has soft rubbery spines.
One of the most spectacular plant of all.
This here is a single plant or a plant with multiple heads.
Some Dyckia hebdingii individuals are strinkingly beautiful plants like this one here.
Native to the End of the Rainbow
Once you get there it is on the third big stone to the right. You won´t miss it.
...and as you are there, at the End of The Rainbow...
...waste no time, take a deep breath, make a wish and look to your left...look close, look, closer... Can you see this?
Yes, I wished upon the stars
They were there, you know this...
...at the end of the rainbow!
The gem of the jewel...or...
..the eye of the idol.
Hummm... all man made here...
...even the old tree trunk. the greens are Dyckia Joinville.
I like it this way..
Luv this one...
That´s what Dyckias are for, isn´t it?
Dyckia sp (Yes, still a nameless one.)
From up mountains in Northeastern Minas Gerais
Superb, fantastic a man made marvel.
Show! A perfect Dream come true Dyckia. Dyckia Bare Bones.
Another Santa Catarina Dream Dyckia
Dyckia sp - Perau da Cabrita, a Rio Canoas gorgeous species.
Dyckia cabrerae red form
A beautiful plant from Santa Catarina.
Dyckia hebdingii or the blue one
A gem down on the gaucho lands.
Dyckia sp Dona Francisca
A princess from the highlands.
A dream come true. A man made hybrid.
A Dream come true..
Dyckia delicata a on the rocks gaucho cliff marvel.