Sempervivum
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MINUTUM   (G. Kunze ex Willkomm) Nyman ex Pau, 1909

Synonyms :

Sempervivum tectorum var. minutum  G.Kunze ex Willkomm (1874)

Sempervivum nevadense  Wale (1941)

Sempervivum nevadense var. hirtella  Wale (1941)

Sempervivum tectorum ssp. lainzii  Fernández Casas (1975) / Sempervivum vincentei ssp. lainzii  (Fernández Casas) Fernández Casas (1982)

Sempervivum minutum fa glabrescens  Jankalski (1993)

Section Sempervivum

Distribution : S Spain (Sierra Nevada); 1650 - 2150 m.

 

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

Rosettes ± 3 cm in diameter.

Stolons slender, short.

Leaves obovate, mucronate, slightly glandular-pubescent, with stout, often deflexed cilia, outer leaves flushed with orange-red, 12 - 18 x 5 - 7 mm.

Flowering branches stout, 3 - 7 (-12) cm, cauline leaves with reddish hairs and cilia.

Flowers 9- to 11- merous, ± 2.3 cm in diameter, petals reddish-pink, occasionally with a darker red band, filaments red, almost glabrous, anthers reddish-pink.

Cytology : 2n = 108

The name S. nevadense is still frequently used for this taxon.

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




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