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Genus: Dyckia

Dyckia is a genus of the subfamily Pitcairnioideae. The genus is named after the Prussian botanist, botanical artist and horticulturist The Prince and Earl of Salm Reifferscheid-Dyck (1773-1861). Dyckia grow in rocky and/or sunny areas and have a natural tendency to clump leading to thick, large mats. They are endemic to arid and high-altitude regions of Brazil and the central part of South America.

Number of accepted species in this genus is 181 (source: species counts in the Encyclopaedia of Bromeliads).
Dyckia delicata Photo by Constantino Gastaldi

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