Sedum
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PUBESCENS Vahl, 1791

Synonyms :

Sedum filiforme  Poiret (s.a.)

Sedum hispidum  Desfontaines (1798) / Oreosedum hispidum  (Desfontaines) Grulich (1984)

Sedum atlanticum  Persoon (1805)

 

Distribution : Northern Africa (Tunisia, eastern Algeria)

 

 

Description (according to IHSP, 2003) :

 

Glandular-pubescent somewhat sticky annual herbs with usually simple erect stems to ± 20 cm tall.

 

Leaves alternate, sessile, terete or semiterete, oblong to linear-oblong, 6 - 15 mm, obtuse, green, lower face often reddish or purplish.

 

Inflorescences lax cymes with 2 to many cincinni, bracts small, pedicels filiform, 3 - 6 mm.

 

FIowers 5- to 6-merous, ovoid or subglobular in bud, sepals broadly sessile, basally connate, ovate-oblong to oblong, 1 - 1,5 mm, petals basally slightly connate, narrowly lanceolate, 5 - 6 mm, acuminate, yellow, filaments yellow, glabrous, anthers yellow.

 

Cytology: 2n - 12.

 

Close to S. gattefossei and S. versicolor.

 

Sedum pubescens Djebel Kournine, Tunisia :






Photos Ray Stephenson





Photos Meinolf Stützer



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