Dyckia saxatilis 
  • Mez, A.L.P.P.de Candolle & A.C.P.de Candolle, Monogr. Phan. 9: 518 (1896)

This taxon is accepted by WCS higher taxonomy

General Description

Plant flowering 4 dm high. Leaves 15 cm long; sheaths suborbicular, 4 cm wide; blades narrowly triangular, 11 mm wide, pale green beneath and covered with fine closely appressed scales, laxly serrate with slender spines 2 mm long. Scape very slender, more or less compressed, soon glabrous; scape-bracts shorter than the internodes, ovate, acuminate, the upper entire or minutely fimbriate. Inflorescence simple, lax, to 14 cm long, lepidote. Floral bracts reflexed, broadly ovate, acuminate, minutely fimbriate, equaling or exceeding the sepals; pedicels very short but distinct; flowers erect to spreading, 11 mm long, orange. Sepals broadly ovate-elliptic, obtuse, ca 8 mm long, minutely fimbriate, subglabrous; petals erect, much exceeding the stamens, the blades very broadly obovate, emarginate; filaments connate for 2 mm above the common tube with the petals, the anthers triangular-elliptic, subacute, slightly recurved; style very short.


Saxicolous, ca 1000 m alt.


central Brazil. BRAZIL. MINAS GERAIS: Type locality, 2 Nov 1894, Schwacke s n (RB); Serra Taquaril, Belo Horizonte, 10 Mar 1933, Mello Barreto 4085 (R). Rio das Pedras, Diamantina, 29 May 1955, E. Pereira 1623 (RB); headwaters of Rio das Velhas, Ouro Preto, 4 Sep 1966, Strang 709 (HB, US). GOlAS: Serra do Rio Preto, 16° S, 47° W, 16 Nov 1965, Irwin et al 10308 (NY); Chapada dos Veadeiros, Veadeiros to Sao Joao de Alianca, 19 Mar 1969, Irwin et al 24665 (NY, US). MATO GROSSO: Arica, Cabeca de Boi, near Cuiaba, Hoehne in Com. Rondon 3545-3547 (R, photo, US); Chapada, Hoehne in Com. Rondon 4545-4550 (R).

Distribution Map

  • Native distribution
Found in
  • Southern America Brazil Brazil Northeast
  • Brazil Southeast
  • Brazil West-Central


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  • 4 Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.
  • 5 Smith, L.B. & Downs, R.J. Bromeliaceae (Pitcairnioideae). Flora Neotropica Monograph 14(1), 1-658 (New York: Hafner Press.: 1974).

 Information From

WCS higher taxonomy
World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
WCSP 2014. 'World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/ Retrieved 2011 onwards
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