Sedum
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QUEVAE Hamet, 1914

Synonyms:

Sedum arsenii  Fröderström

Sedum falconis  Brandegee (1919)

 

Distribution: Mexico (Puebla: Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt); 1900 – 2400 m

 

 

Description (according to IHSP, 2003):

 

Glabrous perennial subshrubs with tuberous roots and procubent, much-branched, finely papillose stems with flaking bark, 20 – 40 cm tall.

 

Leaves alternate, oblanceolate to elliptic-oblanceolate, spatulate-oblong or subobovate, obtuse, spurred, sometimes finely papillose, 5 – 38 x 3 – 7 mm.

 

Flowering branches erect, papillose, 7 – 40 cm.

 

Inflorescences few-flowered panicles or corymbs, bracts subobovate, papillose, pedicels to 3 mm.

 

Flowers  5-merous, subsessile, sepals basally free, broadly spurred, almost equal, oblong, obtuse, papillose, green, 2 – 7 x 0,8 – 2,4 mm erect, petals slightly connate, triangular-oblong to ovate, acute, shortly mucronate, papillose along the mid-rib, white, 5 – 7 mm, reflexed, anthers red.


Cytology: 2n = 40, 42.





Plant from Ron Evans

Photos Ray Stephenson



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