Thompsonella

MINUTIFLORA  (Rose) Britton & Rose, 1909

Synonyms:

Echeveria minutiflora  Rose (1903)

Thompsonella glauca  Hort. Beisel (s.a.)

Echeveria tepeacensis  von Poellnitz (1935)

Graptopetalum mexicanum  Matuda (1956)

 

Distribution: Mexico (Guerrero, México, Morelos, Oaxaca, Puebla, Veracruz?); often on limestone, 1650 – 2250 m.

 

 

Description (according to U. Eggli in IHSP, 2003) :

 

Roots carrot-shaped, to 1,3 cm in diameter.

 

Rosette 3 – 17 cm, flat, with 10 – 20 ± deciduous leaves and perennial caudex 2 x 0,5 – 1 cm in diameter.

 

Leaves elliptic to oblanceolate or narrowly obovate, acute to rounded, often apiculate, 2 – 10 x 1 – 2,5 cm, dark green, ± spotted or tinged with purple, first glaucous, later glabrescent, channelled to ± folded lengthwise, margins (sub-) acute, straight or crisped.

 

Inflorescences erect, 5 – 35 cm, scape 2 – 4 mm in diameter, glaucous, floriferous for most of its length, racemose with 20 – 70 cincinni of 2 – 7 crowded flowers, pedicels ≤ 0,5 mm, to 1 mm in diameter, bibracteolate.

 

Flowers : Sepals (sub-) equal, 4 – 7 x 1, - 3 mm, corolla glaucous, petals erect below, spreading above, oblong to elliptic, acute, 3,5 – 5,5 x 1,5 – 2,25 mm, slightly keeled.

Cytology : 2n = 26

 

Plant growing in the state of Puebla, Mexico :





Plants in a different habitat, Zapotitlán Salinas, Puebla :








Photos Alexis Hernández

Plant in cultivation :



Photo Eduardo Carbonell




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