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CLAVIFOLIUM Rose, 1911

Distribution : Central Mexico, alpine vegetation, ± 3700 m.

 

 

Description (according to IHSP, 2003) :

 

Perennial herbs with branched rhizomes with scale-like leaves and terminal caespitose rosette.

 

Leaves alternate, spatulate or oblanceolate, petiolate, rounded, broadened at the base and amplexicaul, 4.7 – 34 x 0.9 – 5 mm; flowering branches ascending, to 14 cm.

 

Inflorescences cymes with monochasial branches, pedicels ± 3.5 mm.

 

Flowers 5-merous ; sepals basally free, shortly spurred, unequal, clavate-oblanceolate or oblong, obtuse, green speckled with red, 2.4 – 7 x 1.1 – 3 mm, petals free, ovate, mucronate, greenish streaked with red, ± 3 mm, first spreading, then recurved, anthers yellow or orange.

 

Cytology : 2n = 68 – 76.

 

 

Note :

S. clavifolium has been recollected some years ago in the National Park “Pico de Tancítaro" :

 

"Sedum calvifolium Rose (Crassulaceae), Nuevo registro para la flora de Michoacán, México"

 

by Ignacio García Ruiz.



Photo Ignacio García Ruiz



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