There are 120 species of Dyckia, native to central Brazil, with some being found in Uruguay, Paraguay, Argentina, and Bolivia. Most are found growing among rocks in warm sunny areas ranging in altitude from sea level to 2000 meters. They are fairly cold hardy bromeliads. Most of them are terrestrial and have sharp spikes on them.
Name Derivation: Named for Prince Joseph Salm-Reifferscheid-Dyck, 19th century botanist and author of book on succulents
Dyckia is in the family Bromeliaceae.