Sempervivum
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CHARADZEAE   Gurgenidze, 1969

Section Sempervivum

Distribution : E Georgia; submontane regions on rocks in forests.

 

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

Rosettes (6-) 8 - 12 (-15) cm in diameter.

Stolons 15 - 30 (-35) cm, thick, pubescent, palish red.

Leaves spatulate, abruptly narrowed towards the tip, densely and shortly glandular-pubescent, pubescence and cilia unequal in length.

Flowering branches 40 - 50 (-60) cm, unequally glandular-pubescent, rarely also with eglandular hairs, stem leaves broadly lanceolate with broad clasping base.

Inflorescences corymbose, umbellate, with 3 - 5 many-flowered (60 - 80 flowers) cincinni, bracts lanceolate, long glandular-pubescent, 5 - 7 mm, pedicels ± 5 mm.

Flowers 13- merous, sepals basally connate, lanceolate, gradually acuminate, glabrous ventrally, green, slightly purplish, 5 - 6 mm, petals linear-lanceolate, abruptly acuminate, rose to pale rose, ± 11 x 2.5 mm, filaments rose, dark purple towards the base, anthers pale yellow.

Close to S. caucasicum but much larger.




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