Sedum
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PACENSE Meyrán, 2003

Distribution : Mexico (Guanajuato)

 

 

Description :

 

Stems decumbent or pendent, 8 – 40 cm long, with aerial roots, branching at the base or higher up the stem.

 

Leaves sessile, oblanceolate, oblong to obovate, obtuse, up to 11 mm long, 3.5 – 5 mm wide and 2 mm thick, flat or slightly concave ventrally, bright green, pruinose, reddish at apex.

 

Inflorescences terminal, up to 3 – 4.5 cm long, with 2 – 8 flowers, pedicels 1 – 3 mm long.

 

Flowers : Sepals almost equal, pale green, pruinose, petals 4 – 5 mm long, 1.5 – 2 mm wide, united at base for 0.5 mm, yellow, keel greenish, filaments and anthers yellow.

 

Cytology : n=34

 

Note :

 

S. pacense is identical with a plant collected by Alfred Lau in 1978 in the adjacent state of Queretaro > Sedum spec. Lau 081.

 

First published in Cactáceas y Suculentas Mexicanas 2003, 48 (2) : 52-55.



Photo Ray Stephenson



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