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LEUCOCARPUM   Franchet, 1896

Synonym : Sedum variicolor  Praeger (1921)

Distribution :China (SW Sichuan, NW Yunnan); rocks in valleys, 1600 -2800 m.

 

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

Perennial herbs with short rootstock and short basally persistent and woody stems.

Leaves alternate, subimbricate, spatulate-oblong, subobtuse, 5 - 20 mm.

Flowering branches minutely roughened, 4 - 15 cm.

Inflorescence flat, corymbose.

Flowers 4- or 5-merous, sepals broadly sessile, very unequal, narrowly triangular to broadly lanceolate, subobtuse, 1 - 5.5 mm, petals semi-oblong, shortly mucronate, yellowish, 4 - 5.5 mm.

 

According to Fröderström (1931) the roughness of the branches of S. leucocarpum appears to be similar to the pubescence of the stems of S. giajai.

 




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