Sempervivum
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STAINTONII  Muirhead, 1969

Distribution : NE Turkey; granite crevices, ± 1800 m. known from the type only.

Section Sempervivum

 

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

Rosettes few-leaved, 3 - 4 cm in diameter; stolons few.

Leaves ovate or obovate, acute, glabrous at maturity, glaucous, becoming bronze-red in summer, 15 - 20 x 7 - 8 mm, ± 5 mm thick, marginal cilia retrorse, ± 1 mm and glandular.

Flowers 10- 12-merous, 1 - 1.5 cm in diameter, sepals ovate, thick, petals pale yellow, spreading then strongly reflexed, ± 11 mm, filaments white, anthers yellow.

Specimens from the type locality with narrower purplish glandular leaves and smaller flowers are either a closely allied form or a hybrid (Muirhead 1972: 246). 


15 km E Yusufeli, early June 2006 :





Plant in cultivation :



Photos Ray Stephenson




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