Sedum
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OTEROI   Moran, 1977

Subgenus Sedum

Distribution : Mexico (Oaxaca); limestone hills, ± 2000 m.

 

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

Glabrous perennial herbs with tuberous roots and short leafy stems, sometimes with lateral branches.

Leaves alternate, closely set, ascending, clavate-oblanceolate to oblong-obovate, broadly acute to obtuse, basally subclasping, papillose towards the tip, especially at margins and keel, slightly carinate, subterete, turgid, 5 - 10 x 2 - 5 mm, 1.5 - 2.5 mm thick, green or slightly glaucous,.

Flowering branches axillary, 3 - 5 cm, pale green, glaucous.

Inflorescences rather compact racemes, bracts leaf-like but narrower and more acute, pedicels ± 1.5 mm.

Flowers 5-merous, sepals nearly equal, slightly imbricate at the base, oblong, subacute to obtuse, scarcely papillose above, glaucous, ± 3 x 1.5 - 2 mm, ascending, petals basally connate, imbricate in bud, obovate, broadly acute, carinate, glaucous, light yellow, ± 4 mm, ascending-spreading, filaments whitish.

Cytology : 2n = 54, 144







Photos Ray Stephenson




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