Sedum
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LAGASCAE  Pau, 1895

Synonyms :

Mucizonia lagascae  (Pau) Laínz (1968) / Oreosedum lagascae  (Pau) Grulich (1984)

Sedum francoi  Hamet (s.a.)

Sedum villosum var. campanulatum  Willkomm (1874) / Mucizonia campanulata  (Willkomm) R.Fernandes (1984) / Sedum campanulatum  (Willkomm) Fernández Gonzáles & Cantó (1985)

Subgenus Sedum

Distribution: W Spain (Sierras de Béjar y Gredos); moist places in alpine pastures, 1000 - 2000 m.

 

Description (according to U. Eggli in IHSP, 2003) :

Annual herbs, glandular-hairy, green or reddish.

Roots fibrous.

Stems (6-) 8 - 16 (-25) cm, erect, branching.

Leaves alternate, linear, with a basal spur, 5 - 11 x 1 - 2.5 mm, glandular.

Inflorescences comprising at least half of the length of the flowering branches, pedicels 3 - 7 (-9) mm.

Flowers 5-merous, sepals basally united, narrowly lanceolate, glandular, 1 - 2.5 x 0.4 - 0.8 mm, corolla campanulate-tubular, petals basally united and forming a tube (2-) 3 (- 4.5) mm long, elliptic, 5 - 8 x 1 -  2 mm, obtuse, white, pinkish or violet.

 

A member of Ser. Subrosea and in the past sometimes confused with S. villosum, which differs by its stellate flowers.



Photo Ray Stephenson




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