9893 - Bromeliads (Garden) - 2012-06-23|
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Dueterochonia or hybrid of?
Locality: Los Angeles
Photographer: Bryan Chan (Sent: email@example.com)
- Note: Bryan Chan (2012-06-23) - Spines generally form only on the bottom half of leaves (Sent: firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Note: Barry (2012-06-23) - This is strange , but beautiful.
- Note (9894): Dutch Vandervort (2012-06-24) - Is inflorescence lateral or terminal. My guess is lateral. My hunch is that it is pure Dyckia. A hunch is a little less certain than a guess. (Sent: email@example.com)
- Note (9894): Bryan Chan (2012-06-24) - Hi Dutch, inflorescence is coming out of the center of what looks like an immature pup at the base of the plant.
- Note (9894): Bryan Chan (2012-06-24) - Dutch, I added a picture for you to see. My note is attached to that picture.
- Note (9901): Dutch Vandervort (2012-06-24) - Bryan - this pup into bloom phenomenon is actually somewhat common in many of the terrestrials. The stubby, pup-like 'leaves' are actually succulent scape bracts. Thus bloom is lateral and the apical meristem persists. Again, everything indicates Dyckia. The hunch gets elevated to a solid guess! You might dissect one of the flowers to see if there is anything there that precludes or challenges Dyckia but I think now it is mostly a matter of which Dyckia is it, hybrid? Species? If species, established or new? (Sent: firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Note (9901): Bryan Chan (2012-06-25) - Thanks Dutch, Dyckia it is. I would not know what to look for in a flower for identification purposes. I only take them apart to bring pollen to them. Picture number five is not mine, although it is similar to what I have. The unknown author of the note made a reference to D. velascana and could it be that I have a hybrid with velascana in the parentage?
- Note (9901): Dutch Vandervort (2012-06-25) - My buddy Constantino Gastaldi of southern Brasil says it is a dead ringer for Dyckia pulquinensis of Bolivia. Look under: http://dyckiabrazil.blogspot.mx/2012/05/blog-post_4922.html
Constantino is a great guy and he runs a very informative blog at that address. (Sent: email@example.com)
- Note (9894): Joachim Saul (2012-06-26) - Dutch, Constantino got his plant through me. Including the name "Dyckia aff. pulquinensis" which I picked up from http://dyckiabrazil.com/482/dyckia-affinis-pulquinensis/
I am sure this is also the same as the one under http://botu07.bio.uu.nl/tropical/?gal=brom&genus=Dyckia&id=5646
I don't know where "Dyckia aff. pulquinensis" is from originally and whether that makes sense, though.
A nice, slow growing and quite unusual Dyckia. (Sent: firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Identification (9894): Bryan Chan (2012-06-28) =Dyckia aff. pulquinensis