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REPTANS  R.T.Clausen, 1978

Synonym : Sedum reptans ssp. carinatifolium R.T.Clausen (1981)


Distribution : Mexico (E San Luis Potosí to Querétaro); forming mats on tops of boulders (limestone) in oak and pine forest, at times also epiphytic, 1700 - 2250 m.



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


Glabrous perennial herbs with many adventitious roots and creeping terete stems, youngest parts noticeably papillate.


Leaves alternate, elliptic-lanceolate, obtuse, subterete, 6.5 - 8.5 x 1.5 - 2.5 mm, spreading; flowering branches erect, stout.


Inflorescences few-flowered cymes, bracts lanceolate, obtuse.


Flowers : Sepals broadly sessile, connate, lanceolate, obtuse, slightly papillose at the tip, ± 2.5 mm, petals lanceolate, narrowly mucronate, pale yellow, 6 - 8 mm, spreading.


Cytology : 2n = 68, 120, 144, 164 ± 2


Similar to S. tamaulipense and belonging to the S. parvum group.

See also : Sedum reptans and three related taxa from central Mexico 

In habitat in San Luis Potosí :

Photo Gerhard Köhres

In cultivation :

Sedum reptans at HBG

Photos Michael Wisnev

Photo Ray Stephenson

Photo Stefan Neuwirth

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