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CYMATOPETALUM  Fröderström, 1935

Type : Hammarlund 439, collected 1934 between Cuchu Ingenio and Lajatambo, 3570 - 4000 m, Prov. Linces, Dept. Potosí, Bolovia.

Etymology : Referring to the wavy-erose petal-tips.

Distribution : Bolivia, N and C Argentina ; high Andes, 3000 - 4000 m.

 

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

Glabrous perennial herbes.

Roots napiform or tuberous.

Sterile stems 2 - 5 cm long.

Leaves alternate, broad and obtusely spurred, 4 - 5 mm.

Flowering branches erect, simple or few-branched, often with sterile branches in the leaf axils, 3 - 12 cm.

Inflorescences terminal elongate panicles or sometimes only 1- to 2-flowered.

Flowers subsessile, sepals basally free, spurred, unequal, oblanceolate to oblong, obtuse, green dotted with red, 4 - 5.5 mm, larger than the petals; petals basally connate up to 1 mm, broadly ovate, obtuse, submucronate, tips erose, white to yellowish, ca 4 mm.

Link to photos : http://www2.darwin.edu.ar/Proyectos/FloraArgentina/DetalleEspecie.asp?forma=&variedad=&subespecie=&especie=cymatopetalum&genero=Sedum&espcod=25024




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