Sedum
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OXYPETALUM  Humb. & Bonpl., 1823

Synonyms :

Sedum arborescens  Sessé & Moçiño (1894)

Sedum peregrinum  Sessé & Moçiño (1894)

Distribution : Mexico (C and E Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt); on conglomerate.



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


Perennial shrubs.

 

Stems much-branched, with flaking bark and papillose twigs, to 1 m tall, fruiting branches deciduous with a distinct, predefined abscission layer.


Leaves alternate, oblanceolate or obovate, retuse or emarginate, finely papillose, green, 11 – 57 x 5 – 21 mm, deciduous after flowering; flowering branches erect.


Inflorescences cymes with 3 or 4 branches, sometime corymbose.

Flowers 5- (or 4- or 6-) merous, sessile, with musky scent, sepals basally free, shortly spurred, unequal, lanceolate, acute, mucronate, green, 1,5 – 4,4 x 0,6 – 1,3 mm, erect, petals basally free, lanceolate, acute, mucronate, white to pink, ± 6 x 1,5 mm spreading, filaments pale pink, anthers red, pink or yellow.

 

Cytology: 2n = 58




Photos Emmanuelle Aubé.



Photos Noelene Tomlinson


Photo Ray Stephenson




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