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CHRYSOCAULUM  J.A. McDonald, 1991

Distribution : Mexico (C-S Nuevo León, SE Coahuila); subalpine to alpine meadows, 3400 - 3800 m.

 

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

Glabrous perennial herbs with smooth ascending golden-shiny stems, branched from the base.

Leaves narrowly oblanceolate-oblong, obtuse, flat, 5 - 6 mm long near the stem base, 7 - 10 mm long in the upper parts, 2 - 3 mm wide, green with prominent red dots.

Flowering branches erect, 5 - 9 cm.

Inflorescences compact few-flowered cymes.

Flowers 5-merous, sepals broadly lanceolate, coriaceous, 4 - 5 x 1.5 - 2 mm, pale green, petals narrowly elliptic or lanceolate, 5 - 8 mm, yellow with prominent short longitudinal red stripes, erect, filaments yellow, anthers yellow.

A member of the Sedum parvum group.

Photos on www.crassulaceae.com of S. chrysicaulum in fact represent S. wrightii.



Photo Ray Stephenson



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