Sedum
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RENIFORME  (Jacobsen) Thiede & 't Hart, 1999

Synonyms :

Villadia reniformis  Jacobsen (1958)

Cotyledon imbricata  Diels (1906) / Villadia imbricata  (Diels) Baehni & Macbride (1937)

Altamiranoa imbricata  Berger (1930)

Subgenus Sedum

Distribution : Peru (Cajamarca), 2600 m.

 

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

Glabrous perennial herbs.

Stems much branched at the base, subcaespitose.

Branches sometimes prostrate with erect tips, 5 - 10 cm.

Leaves closely imbricate, attached with a broad base, broadened-triangular or almost reniform, 2 - 3 x 3 - 4 mm.

Inflorescence cymose with 2 cincinnoid divaricate-patent branches.

Flowers : Sepals 3 x 1 mm, petals 4 x 1.5 - 2 mm, greenish-white, lobes acute with recurved tip.

 

Easily distinguished from all other S American Sedum (and Villadia) species by its reniform leaves, which are broader than long.




Photos Mike Wisnev




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