Sedum
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NEVADENSE  Cosson, 1852

Synonyms :

Sedum villosum ssp. nevadense  (Cosson) Battandier (1889) / Oreosedum nevadense  (Cosson) Grulich (1984) / Oreosedum villosum ssp. nevadense  (Cosson) Velayos (1989)

Sedum nevadense var. javalambrense  Sennen & Pau in shed. (1890)

Sedum javalambrense  Pau in sched. ex Willkomm (1893)

Sedum villosum var. glabrum  Cosson ex Hamet (1929)

Sedum rivasgodayi  A.Segura (1975) / Sedum atratum var. rivasgodayi  (A.Segura) Fernandez Casas & A.Segura (s.a.)

Distribution : Spain, Morocco; dry pastures on limestone, 800 - 2200 m.

 

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

Annual herbs, glabrous, reddish.

Roots fibrous.

Stems (2-) 6 (-10) cm, erect, branched in the upper half.

Leaves alternate, oblong-linear, (3.5-) 5 - 9 x 2 mm, basally without a spur.

Inflorescences dense  branched cymes, pedicels 1.5 - 3 mm.

Flowers 5-merous, with only 5 stamens, sepals ovate, 2 x 1 mm, basally united, petals orientation not described, narrowly lanceolate, (3.5-) 4 - 5 x 0.6 - 1.2 mm, basally  ± united, acute, white, tinged with red or with pink midvein.

See also : Sedum nevadense (Crassulaceae), new for the Italian flora.



Photo Ray Stephenson




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