Sedum
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MEYERI-JOHANNIS Engler, 1892

 

Synonyms :

Sedum volkensii  Engler (1895)

Sedum meyeri-johannis var. keniae  Fröderström (1929)

Sedum schwendenerianum  Volkens in sched. ex Hamet (1929)

 

Distribution : Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda (Kilimanjaro region), epiphyte in upland forest, or terrestrial heathland herb, 1800-4350 m.

 

 

Description (according to IHSP, 2003) :

 

Glaucous or pruinose glabrous perennial herbs with decumbent or trailing branched stems to 1 m, distinctly woody at the base, often rooting at the nodes.

 

Leaves alternate or sometimes in whorls of 3, sessile, oblong-spatulate to oblong-lanceolate, to 25 x ± 8 mm, shortly spurred, obtuse, flat, dark green.

 

Inflorescences cymose or corymbose, with 3 - 4 cincinni, these sometimes forked, bracts 2 per flower, to ± 5 mm, pedicels 2 -6 (-18) mm.

 

Flowers 5-merous, sepals basally free, spurred, oblong-ovate to oblong-lanceolate, 2,5 - 5 mm, obtuse, petals basally slightly connate, lanceolate to oblong, 4,5 - 7 x 2 – 2,4 mm, golden-yellow, filaments yellow, anthers ± 0,7 mm, yellow.

 

Closely related to S. ruwenzoriense.




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