Jun 30, 2013

Dyckia magnifica blooms

Dyckia magnifica

Dyckia magnifica blooms by night

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Flowers by night!
..and guess what?
This plant flowers are pollinated by bats and mops.

...and talking about night:
The worst night, the darkest of all is the one that lies inside a jealous and petty small mind.
Knowing and knowledge clear this darkness and are the Sun that rises upon those who dares to make it and go far...where nobody dares to go.
This is a solitary land, a place for few.
(We are all stranger in paradise!)

Those who do not respect the knowing just wanders in the dark and bark to hell!


From who Dyckia hb Liz Taylor and Dyckia Bela comes from....

This is the magnificent magnifica blooming.

No one but me showed this. 
I was the first in January, 2011 to show it and I am the one up to now to show it!!
The other two blooms you can spot on the bottom right corner is of Dyckia delicata rubra
 Magnifica is a non describe Santa Catarina ( I live in Santa Catarina) native plant.
This name is a suggestion of mine!!!
The plant bears an unique blooming as you can see.


This is Dyckia delicata rubra bloming.

Isn´t it gorgeous!

This one above is Dyckia magnifica.
This is an adult plant, its blooms are shown on the top.

This is Dyckia delicata rubra

These two plants gave birth to the famous hybrid I made and named:

Dyckia hb Liz Taylor
(magnifica X delicata rubra)

Dyckia hb Bela
(Dyckia delicata rubra X Dyckia magnifica)

Any doubt:
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Jun 29, 2013

I took this picture in March 2011.
See how the seed buds are united to the slender hanging branches.
Magnifica is a proposed name. 
The species is under description and observation.
It is so unique .
I already posted this picture here.


Dyckia hb Bill Paylen ( Bill Baker´s hybrid).
...a young plant under ligths.


Dyckia hb Bill Paylen
One of the best looking of Baker´s masterpieces
This is an adult blooming plant.
solitary young ones are extremely beautiful too.



Dyckia delicata


Jun 28, 2013

Dyckia delicata aurea


Dyckia hb Liz Taylor

Dyckia hb Liz Taylor
(Dyckia magnifica X Dyckia delicata rubra)
The reverse is Dyckia Bela!


Dyckia hb Bela
(Dyckia delicata rubra X Dyckia magnifica)
The reverse is Dyckia hb Liz Taylor

Bela honors my mother Isabel. Bela is short for Isabel in Portuguese.
This is not Dyckia delicata rubra!


Jun 27, 2013

Magnifica related, Dyckia discoides is also native to Southwest Santa Catarina.
Notice it belongs to the group of the multi or poly leafed ones.
These Dyckias are all native to south in Santa Catarina and the half North part of Rio Grande do Sul.
They all need some cold in winter or some winter cold to well prosper.

Delicatas are member of this group.
In my opinion nothing compares to them

Isn´t it glorious?

A bit of clearing:
Dyckia discoides, Dyckia magnifica are not any official names.
These are names I proposed!!!
Magnifica and discoides are different plants in spite of being related.
They come from close to one another in nature.
Both are found here in my State (Santa Catarina) and in the very same region.
Both belong to the group of Dyckias known as the most ancient of all Dyckias.
They bear many many leaves, they bear many many tiny yellow flowers .
Magnifica is larger than discoides, magnifica changes deeply its appearance from young to adulthood.
Dyckia hb Liz Taylor is a hybrid I made and spread around the world.
I kept seed from the very same cross in refrigerator so those who got those seeds got the plant.
Liz Taylor has not bloomed yet. It is still to show its flowers!!!!
Dyckia hb liz Taylor may be rubra but not all of them are rubra.
They are larger, much larger than any delicata.
Soft spined Dyckias species are delicatas (hence the name) and pectinata (like a comb).
Magnifica and discoisdes are not soft spined plants!
Dyckia hb Liz Taylor bears soft spines inherited from delicata.


Dyckia beatea and Dyckia goehringii

Some of the best angels had....


Jun 26, 2013

Dyckia hb Liz Taylor



 Delicata rubra!!!


Jun 25, 2013

Dyckia hb Liz Taylor

Dyckia hb Liz Taylor is a wonderful hybrid.
It presents a nice shape and form, many  delicate spines and white scales ...
It is about blooming by the first time...

Another curiosity or oddity:
contrary to delicatas Liz taylor does produce sprouts!


Dyckia hb Liz Taylor
(magnifica X delicata)


Dyckia dawsonii

Dyckia dawsonii

Bill Baker used this beauty in many of his masterpieces.
Dyckia dawsonii was never found in nature anymore since long ago.
Describers used to hide their described treasures.
This gave risen to many confusions.
We know of another plant as Dyckia dawsonii.
They are similar but not the same.

What a beauty!

Yes, species and not a described one.
It is native to Southwest in Santa Catarina, Brazil.
It is found only on one a steep slope of a mountain.
It is close related to another not yet described beauty Dyckia magnifica.
This is a much colorful plant and a smaller than magnifica.
They share the very same habits.
 they divide their crowns and this way They are always found perpendiculary to the soil.
This habit denotes a Dyckia that lives in a humid area and this is the way it copes with the extra water it gets.
This behaviour is found in Dyckia delicata, Dyckia magnifica and also here .
This particular plant here was suffering and I had to medicate it and soon it will show its full glory.
This is an adult plant and a blooming one.
The color is true year around! 
What about Dyckia mirabilis?