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NEVII  A. Gray, 1858

Synonyms :

Sedum beyrichianum  Masters (1878)

Sedum nevii var. beyrichianum  (Masters) Praeger (1917)

 

Distribution : Eastern USA (disjunct in the southern Appalachian Highlands), in partial shade on living mats of mosses and lichens.

 

 

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

 

Glabrous perennial herbs with slender pale green decumbent primary stems, forming tufts.

 

Leaves loosely crowded, alternate, elliptic, oblanceolate, spatulate or obovate, rounded, margins papillose, shortly spurred, petiolate, subterete, 6 - 11 x 2,5 - 3,2 mm, green or greyish-green.

 

Inflorescences : Flowering branches erect or pending, 6,2 - 8,3 cm, inflorescences cymes with 3 branches, sometimes dichotomously forked, bracts leaf-like but smaller.

 

FIowers 4-merous, sessile or subsessile, sepals broadly sessile, basally slightly connate, unequal, linear or linear-lanceolate, obtuse, green, ± 6 x 1 mm, petals free, lanceolate, carinate, acute, white, ± 5,5 mm, filaments white, anthers red.

 

Cytology : 2n = 12

 

S. nevii according to Charles Uhl is most definitely not the same plant as and therefore not a synonym of S. glaucophyllum which it resembles closely. It is cytologically distinct and it is not in cultivation.




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