Sedum
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CONFERTIFLORUM  Boissier, 1843

Synonym : Sedum sorgerae Kit Tan & Chamberlain (1984)

 

Distribution : North-eastern Greece incl. East Aegean Islands, Turkey (Western and central Anatolia); lava rubble and rocks, to 900 m.

 

 

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

 

Minute annual herbs 2 - 8 (- 10) cm tall, glabrous, erect, stems simple or branched, becoming thicker below the inflorescence.

 

Leaves oblong, (semi-) terete, alternate, imbricate, 4 - 6 (- 10) mm.

 

Inflorescences corymbose, very congested, with (5 -) 10 - 20 subsessile flowers.

 

FIowers 5-merous, sepals connate for 1/2 - 2/3 of their length, 1 -1,5 mm, obtuse, glandular-papillose, petals white, 3 - 4 mm.

 

S. sorgerae has similarly connate sepals and is placed here in the synonymy by 't Hart & Alpinar (2000: 132). The once extremely disjunct locations of the 2 species has been disproved with several 'mid-way' locations.







Photos taken N of Lake Van between Ercis and Patnos.



Sedum confertiflorum from type locality, collected by Jean Metzger on Lesbos.



from Lesbos
Photos Ray Stephenson






Photos Meinolf Stützer




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