Sedum
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GUATEMALENSE  Hemsley, 1878

Subgenus Sedum

Distribution : Guatemala;  ± 2300 m.

 

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

Perennial subshrubs with procumbent slender stems, 20 - 30 cm tall.

Leaves alternate, spatulate-suboblong, obtuse, base shortly spurred, terete, 5 - 9 mm.

Flowering branches ascending, papillose.

Inflorescences lax corymbs, bracts oblanceolate, obtuse, small, pedicels papillose.

Flowers 5-merous, long pedicellate, sepals broadly sessile, slightly unequal, linear, obtuse, 3 - 5 mm, erect, petals basally nearly free, subovate, subobtuse, rather long and narrowly mucronate, reddish-yellow, 5 - 6 mm, suberect.

Cytology : 2n = 54



Photo Ray Stephenson




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