Sedum
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AUSTRALE Rose, 1903

Distribution : Guatemala

 

 

Description (according to IHSP, 2003) :

 

Glabrous perennial subshrubs with procumbent tuberculate stems, rooting at the nodes.

 

Leaves densely imbricate, alternate, obtuse, terete, ± 6,5 mm.

 

Inflorescences short compact corymbs.

 

FIowers 5-merous, sepals broadly sessile, obtuse, ± 3,5 mm, petals mucronate, reddish-yellow, ± 7 mm.

 

Cytology: 2n = ± 200.

 

Charles Uhl writes : "Sedum australe is often confused with S. oaxacanum, but it differs from the latter in its linear, terete leaves and its reddish yellow flowers with mucronate petal tips." (Rhodora 87, 1985)

 

S. australe does not seem to be in cultivation. Plants with this name usually are S. oaxacanum.

 




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