Sedum
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GYPSOPHILUM   B.L.Turner, 1986

Synonym : Sedum calcicola ssp. desertorum  R.T.Clausen (1978)

 

Distribution : Mexico (Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosí); gypsum rocks.

 

 

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

 

Glabrous perennial subshrubs with erect slender somewhat flexuous stems, branched from the base, to 30 cm taIl.

 

Leaves alternate, ovate to ovate-lanceolate, acute, 5 - 12 x 1 - 3 mm.

 

Inflorescences cymes with 2 (-3) branches.

 

Flowers : Sepals narrowly ovate, acute, 4 - 5 mm, petals narrowly acute, white, ± 10 x 2 - 3 mm, spreading.

 

The measurements for the leaf length given in the protologue appear to be erroneous and are here corrected.

The taxon is related to S. calcicola.

 


In habitat :





Photos Gerhard Köhres


In cultivation :





Photos Meinolf Stützer



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