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SUAVEOLENS Kimnach, 1978

Synonym : Graptopetalum suaveolens (Kimnach)  R. T. Clausen

 

Distribution : Mexico (Durango); shaded cliff faces, ± 1150 m.

 

 

Description (according to IHSP, 2003) :

 

Perennial glabrous caespitose herbs to 50 cm diameter.

 

Stems to 30 mm long, 15 mm thick.

 

Leaves alternate in lax rosettes of 10 – 15 cm diameter, ± 40, obovate, cuspidate, 50 – 60 x 30 – 40 mm, flattish but upcurved, upper face slightly concave towards the tip, lower face slightly convex and obscurely carinate, heavily glaucous-waxy, bluish-white, with reddish cusp.

 

Flowering branches erect, 4 – 7 (-11) cm, glaucous.

 

Inflorescences cymes with 3 – 4 branches, bracts elliptic to slightly obovate, abruptly acute, 12 – 15 mm, shorter on the pedicels; pedicels 3 – 7 mm.

 

Flowers 5-merous, turbinate or urceolate, with faint sweet fragrance, sepals unequal, imbricate in bud, oblong, acute, 9 – 12 x 3 – 5 mm, petals basally free or nearly free, oblanceolate, acute, canaliculate, thin, white, with greenish-yellow midstripe near the tip, 10 – 12 x ± 4 mm, erect, then spreading and recurved, recurved part somewhat undulate, filaments white, anthers red, obtusely sagittate.

 

Cytology : 2n = ± 640

 

See also xSedeveria 'Blue Lotus'






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