May 27, 2011

Where to get information about dyckia's

I only know of a few places to go for information about dyckia's.
Good infor is hard to come by.

The first place is Dyckia Brazil at which is a blog by Constantino Gastaldi in Brazil who grows that seen like all dyckia sp found in Brazil and some hyb.

The second place is

Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies at
Lots of photo's plus you can search the species database and the other database's they have.


Bromeliad Society International web-site at
 You can look at the pictrues. One of the best thing on this site is the
Bromeliad Cultivar Register search. You need to be a BSI member to see the
recent back issues of the BSI Journal. These issues are available as Adobe Acrobat.
Also Bromeliad Binomial.


May 14, 2011

A word about Encholirium

I don't know alot about this group of plants and I only have the 4 you see in the photo's below plus one Bigeneric that is not mine. Most I've only had a year or so and the only one large enough to flower is Angelita (Dylerium / Dyckia Encholirium Angelita) and I'm not to sure what it is.


 Encholirium magalhaesii

 Encholirium subsecundum
 Encholirium horridum

Dylerium / Dyckia 
Encholirium Angelita  

x Enchotia
 Encholirium horridum x Hechtia macdougallii
(not my plant)

Dyckia  Chocolate ↑
The only Dyckia with a terminal blooming spike. I guess this plant had flowered before the same way (thanks Max) that I forgot about bach in Feb. 2009.

See link.

Encholirium horridum doesn't produce any offset so you need to grow it from seed to get more. Encholirium Angelita does produce offsets and so does my Dyckia Chocolate. I don't know if any of the other Encholirium are like Encholirium horridum or Encholirium Angelita. If anyone know let me know.

This is a list from
FCBS Bromeliad Species Online Database:

Encholirium bahianum L.B. Smith & R.W. Read
Encholirium belemii L.B. Smith & R.W. Read
Encholirium brachypodum L. B. Smith & R. W. Read
Encholirium bradeanum L.B. Smith
Encholirium carmineoviridiflorum Rauh
Encholirium crassiscapum Rauh
Encholirium densiflorum Ule
Encholirium erectiflorum L.B. Smith
Encholirium glaziovii Mez
Encholirium gracile L.B. Smith
Encholirium harleyi L.B. Smith & R.W. Read
Encholirium heloisae (L. B. Smith) Forzza & Wanderley
Encholirium hoehneanum L.B. Smith
Encholirium horridum L.B. Smith
Encholirium inerme Rauh
Encholirium irwinii L.B. Smith
Encholirium longiflorum Leme
Encholirium lutzii L.B. Smith
Encholirium luxor L.B. Smith & R. W. Read
Encholirium lymanianum Pereira & Martinelli
Encholirium magalhaesii L.B. Smith
Encholirium paraibae L.B.Smith & R.W. Read
Encholirium patens L.B. Smith
Encholirium pedicellatum (Mez) Rauh
Encholirium pernambucanum L.B. Smith & R.W. Read
Encholirium piresianum L.B. Smith & R.W. Read
Encholirium rupestre Ule
Encholirium sazimae Rauh
Encholirium scrutor (L. B. Smith) Rauh
Encholirium spectabile Martius ex Schultes f.
Encholirium subsecundum (Baker) Mez
Encholirium suzannae Rauh
Encholirium vogelii Rauh
Encholirium biflorum (Mez) Forzza
Encholirium reflexum Forzza & Wanderley
Encholirium eddie-estevesii Leme & Forzza
Encholirium maximum Forzza & Leme
Encholirium disjunctum Forzza
Encholirium ascendens Leme

Not all Encholirium have made it to this list as yet.
Like these two:

Encholirium ctenophyllum
Encholirium agavoides

Kew Royal Botanic Gardens has a list of only 23 species but as can see the list above is of 39.

May 11, 2011

Dyckia Chocolate

I have a Dyckia with a terminal blooming spike right now so does that make it a Encholirium?
That plant is Dyckia Chocolate.
I can't remember where I got this plant, I think it was Tropiflora.

May 10, 2011

3D photo's

It seeme like most new movies that are coming out are in 3D.
I thinking of adding some photo's in 3D. Anyone like to see dyckia's in 3D?
Who have 3D glasses?

Dyckia Silver Spurs

I'm off to e-bay to get 3D glasses.


My 3Dglasses came today. I looked at the 3D photo's now my eyes hurt. But I paid money for the glasses and now I have to use them to get my money worth until my eyes fall out.  

May 6, 2011


Not all my plants are Dyckia's

 Cyphostemma cirrhosum ssp 
 It starts off with the leafs red but then they turn green.
Cyphostemma cirrhosum ssp 
 Cyphostemma cirrhosum ssp 
In a 9.5 inch pot.
Cyphostemma cirrhosum ssp 
This Cyphostemma juttae is growing in the ground in my yard for the last 5 or so years.

Cyphostemma juttae just starting to grow this summer.

May 4, 2011

x Enchotia ?

So what is x Enchotia?
I guess it is a Bigeneric that Ray at Tropiflora made.
Encholirium horridum x Hechtia macdougallii

Ray had put one in the show for display only.

I had seen this plant at Tropiflora and they have few of them but I have not seen any with offsets.

Orthophytum leprosum or Orthophytum lemei

I guess the only way to tell the difference between Orthophytum leprosum and Orthophytum lemei  is Orthophytum lemei has red bracts when it's in flower.

I got this Orthophytum at the rare plant auction with a note telling me that.

Now this plant I have had for some time now labeled as Orthophytum leprosum.
It does have the same color leafs but the leafs are not as fat. What could it be?
Maybe I need to water more.

May 1, 2011

My entries in the Show

I only entered  3 plants in the show this year.

 Dyckia goehringii F2
 Dyckia Mercury F2
Dyckia Arizona F2

All 3 plants won Award of Merit which is better then a 1st Place award. But not good that good to make to the Head Table

I only entered 3 because most of my plants are almost done flowering of have seeds coming along on them. Plants with seeds would have to be removed.