New Species: Dyckia conceicionensis

Dyckia conceicionensis

O.B.C. Ribeiro & Leme, sp. nov. (Figs. 1-5, 5 A-F) J Brom Soc 65(1): 14-27. 2015

This new species is closely related to Dyckia brachyphylla L.B. Sm., differing by the longer leaf blades (9-10 cm vs. ca. 7 cm long), with longer spines along the margins (2.5-3 mm vs. ca. 1.5 mm long), longer inflorescence (18-20 cm vs. ca. 7 cm long), longer sepals (6-7 vs. ca. 4 mm long), longer (10-11 mm vs. ca. 8 mm long), and broadly spathulate petals (vs. elliptic).

Type BRAZIL. Minas Gerais: Conceicao do Mato Dentro, Serra da Ferrugem, campo de canga couracada on the road to Pico do Soldado, 1027 m elevation, 19° 00’21.8″ S, 43°23’55.7″ W, 5 September 2010, O.B.C. Ribeiro 267 (holotype BHCB!). Leia mais.


Note: Photo is by O.B.C. Ribeiro and not O.Ribeiro