Sempervivum
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ERMANICUM   Gurgenidze, 1969

Section Sempervivum

Distribution : Georgia (C Transcaucasia); volcanic rocks, 2600 - 3000 m; known from the type only.

 

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

Rosettes 6 - 8 (-10) cm in diameter.

Stolons 20 - 25 cm, thick, densely glandular-pubescent, brownish.

Leaves oblong-obovate, abruptly narrowed at the tip, glandular-ciliate marginally, dark green.

Flowering branches 20 - 30 (-40) cm, cauline leaves broadly lanceolate, gradually narrowed towards the tip, 40 - 50 mm.

Inflorescences corymbose, glandular-pubescent with hairs of unequal length, pedicels unequal in length.

Flowers 12- to 15- merous, 3 - 3.5 cm in diameter, sepals basally connate, oblong, long glandular-pubescent dorsally and marginally, glabrous ventrally, petals lanceolate, gradually acuminate towards the tip, long glandular-pubescent at the tip, irregularly glandular-pubescent marginally, dark purple-violet, with median dark stripes, white marginally, 15 - 17 mm, anthers pale yellowish-purple.

 

Closely allied to S. caucasicum and S. annae.

 




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