Sedum
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COMMIXTUM  Moran & Hutchison, 1980

Distribution : Mexico (Oaxaca); 2600 – 3000 m.

 

Description (according to 't Hart & Bleij in IHSP 2003) :

 

Glabrous perennial glaucous subshrubs, at times trailing from cliffs, with several terete stems to ± 3 mm in diameter, first blue-glaucous, later purplish-red or brownish, ± 30 cm long with lax rosettes.

 

Leaves alternate, obovate-spatulate, rounded to broadly obtuse, faintly apiculate, flattened or slightly subterete, blue-glaucous, 20 – 30 x 11 – 17 mm, shorter but wider on flowering branches, spreading; flowering branches erect to slightly ascending, 30 – 50 cm, with some lateral shoots below, axillary.

 

Inflorescences compact thyrses with 3 – 4 bracts.

 

Flowers 5-merous, subsessile, sepals unequal, ovate, narrowly rounded, upcurved, subappressed, subterete, 4 – 6 mm, erect, corolla urceolate, petals connate, ovate, acute, bluntly mucronate, 5 – 6 mm, recurved, anthers dull yellow.

 

Cytology : 2n = 68

See also : Sedum commixtum, a fairly new species from Oaxaca, Mexico, by Reid Moran & Paul C. Hutchison






Photos Gerhard Köhres



Growing in-ground in New Zealand.
Photo Matthew Brennan



Photo Margrit Bischofberger



Photos Meinolf Stützer




Photos Eric Barbier



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