Umbilicus

ERECTUS DC, 1805

Synonyms :

 

Cotyledon umbilicus-veneris var. umbilicus-veneris.

Cotyledon umbilicus-veneris  L. (1753) / Orostachys umbilicus  (L.) Hort. Monac. ex Schrank & Martius (1829)

Cotyledon lutea  Hudson (1762) / Umbilicus luteus  (Hudson) Webb & Berthelot (1840)

Cotyledon lusitanica  Lamarck (1786)

Cotyledon repens  (L.) Grande (1911)

Umbilicus lassithiensis  Gandoger (1916) / Umbilicus erectus var. lassithiensis (Gandoger) Stojanoff (s.a.) / Cotyledon lassithiensis  (Gandoger) Hayek (1925)

 

Distribution : Portugal, southern Italy, Balkans, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Saudi Arabia, north-western Africa.

 

 

Description (according to IHSP 2003) :

 

Usually stout plants.

 

Basal leaves orbicular, peltate, 3 - 7 cm in diameter, margin crenate, cauline leaves ovate-deltoid to linear.

 

Inflorescences simple or sometimes branched racemes 30 - 80 cm, pedicels 1 - 2 mm.

 

Flowers usually erect, corolla tubular, 9 - 14 mm, greenish-yellow, petals narrowly lanceolate, acute, ± as long as the tube.

 

For priority reasons, the valid name for this taxon may be U. luteus.



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