(after Prince Salm-Dyck, German botanist, and author of a great work on succulent plants). Bromeliaceae. Succulents, grown under glass and in the open far South.

Dyckias somewhat resemble century plants, but with smaller spines, as a rule, and flowering regularly. They are usually stemless, and the leaves form dense rosettes. - About 60 species in S. Amer. for cultivation, see Agave. They are rarely cult, in Fla. and Calif., and in a few northern collections. Following have showy yellow flowers

A. Infloresence amply branched or panicled.


Lindl. (D. princeps, Lem.). Leaves spiny at the margin: floral bracts small, all manifestly shorter than the flowers Brazil.

AA. Infloresence not branched, a raceme or spike.

B. Filaments forming a tube: flowers with scarcely any pedicel.


Schult. Fig. 1369. Leaves with small spines on the margin, shorter than in D. altissima: sepals not emarginate at the apex: upper sheaths of the scape shorter than internodes. Brazil. B.M.3449. B.R. 1782.

Dyckia rariflora.

Fig. 1369. Dyckia rariflora.

bb. Filaments not forming a tube all the way: flowers with a short but conspicuous pedicel.


C. Koch, not Baker. Leaves with small spines at the margin: sheaths of the scape longer than the internodes, the higher ones entire: bracts lanceolate, the lowest conspicuously longer than the pedicelled flowers: blades of petals wide and longer than stamens. Brazil.

Wilhelm Miller.