Sempervivum
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EKIMII   Karaer & Celep, 2008

Synonym : Sempervivum minus var. glabrum  Wale, 1942

Section Sempervivum

Distribution : Endemic to NE Turkey, growing on granite rocks in moist alpine steppe, 110 - 3010 m.

 

Description (according to Karaer & Celep, 2008) :

Perennial plants.

Rosettes 2 - 3 (-4) cm in diameter, offsets 5 - 8 per rosette.

Leaves elliptic-oblong-lanceolate, mucronate, ca 10 - 15 x 4 - 6 mm, young leaves somewhat hairy, mature leaves glabrous, outer leaves bent back, green-bronze, base purple.

Cauline leaves ovate-lanceolate to oblong, mucronate, 12 - 15 x 5 - 7 mm, imbricate.

Inflorescence up to 6.6 cm high, 20 - 30 flowered, pedicels 1 - 1.5 cm.

Flowers  9 - 11-merous, 15 - 18 mm in diameter, sepals oblong-lanceolate, 2.1 - 3.5 x 1 - 1.2 mm, outside hairy, inside glabrous, petals pale greenish-yellow, 8 - 9 x 1.5 - 2.5 mm, lanceolate, narrow at base, acuminate, strongly keeled, outside slightly hairy, filaments 18 - 22, pale yellow, anthers bright yellow.

Flowering time : July - August.

 

S. ekimii differs from S. minus by

- bigger rosettes : 2 - 3 (-4) cm / S. minus : 0.8 - 2 (-2.5) cm

- leaves glabrous when mature / S. minus : glandular when mature

- inflorescence elongate with 20 - 30 flowers  / S. minus : inflorescence globose, 5 - 12 flowered.

 

See also : Alan Smith, The Genus Sempervivum and Jovibarba, 1980

 

 




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