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LANCEROTTENSE Murray, 1899

Synonym : Sedum nudum var. lancerottense  (Murray) Fröderström (1932)

 

Distribution : Canary Islands (Nothern Lanzarote, Famara region).

 

 

Description (according to IHSP, 2003) :

 

Glabrous perennial herbs, non-flowering shoots slender, much-branched, trailing and ascending, basally somewhat woody, rooting, 5 - 10 cm tall, forming small tufts or loose mats.

 

Leaves alternate, sessile, crowded at the branch tips, subovate to ovate, 5 - 6 mm, rounded, terete to subterete, pale green, often with a silvery hue, flowering branches erect or ascending to 10 cm tall.

 

Inflorescences few-flowered cymes with 2 - 3 short cincinni, bracts 2 per fIower.

 

FIowers 5-merous, sessile or shortly pedicellate, sepals basally free, spurred, unequal, ovate, ± 4 mm, rounded, petals free, oblong, 5 - 6 mm, acute, pale yellow.

 

Cytology : 2n = 26.

 

A distinct species belonging to the comparium of Ser. Macaronesia Fröderström. - [H. 't Hart]



Photo Eduardo Carbonell



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