Phedimus

ELLACOMBIANUS  (Praeger) 't Hart,1995

Synonyms :

Sedum ellacombianum  Praeger (1917) / Sedum kamtschaticum ssp. ellacombianum  (Praeger) R.T.Clausen (1946) / Aizopsis ellacombianus  (Praeger) P.V.Heath (2001)

Sedum latiovalifolium  Y.Lee (1992)

 

Subgenus Aizoon

 

Distribution : Japan, Korea; long cultivated in Europe and North America.

 

 

Description (according to IHSP, 2003) :

 

Glabrous decumbent or prostrate herbs, forming compact ± hemispherical tufts ± 15 cm high.

 

Leaves alternate or decussate, obovate to spatulate, shortly petiolate, crenate-serrate in the upper part, flat, fleshy, to 4 x 2 cm, obtuse, bright green.

 

Flowering branches numerous, glabrous, simple, spreading, 10 – 15 cm, reddish below.

 

Inflorescences compact leafy flat corymbs 4 cm in diameter.

 

Flowers (sub-) sessile, sepals obtuse, linear, 1/2 as long as the petals, green, petals lanceolate, acute, carinate, bright yellow, filaments spreading, slightly shorter than the petals, yellow, anthers yellow.

 

The recently described Sedum latiovalifolium is tentatively placed in the synonymy here. It is said to differ from P. ellacombIanus by the broadly ovate leaves arranged in rosettes. 



Photo Ray Stephenson


Photo Margrit Bischofberger




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