On our way from Shiraz to the town of Semirom, we passed a small gorge. And as always as we come across such spots we take a look with our binoculars. To our surprise we saw some violet "dots" on the opposite rock face. Because there is a river between the road and the opposite rocks we could not get to the other side. Luckily a few km further there was a bridge, from there I walked back along the river, which was not easy because the river bank was very steep. On this 27th of April 2003 I found Dionysia bryoides on these east facing rocks at an altitude of approx. 2250m, still nice flowering.
Although plants in cultivation flower easily, this species is one of the most difficult to grow.