Phedimus

SELSKIANUS (Regel & Maack) 't Hart, 1995

Synonyms :

 

Sedum selskianum  Regel & Maack (1861) / Sedum aizoon ssp. selskianum  (Regel & Maack) Fröderström (1931) / Aizopsis selskiana  (Regel & Maack) Grulich (1984)

Sedum selskianum var. grandiflorum  Bar. & Skv. ex S.H.Fu (1984

Sedum selskianum var. latifolium  Bar. & Skv. ex S.H.Fu (1984)  

 

Subgenus Aizoon.

 

Distribution : Russia (eastern Siberia: Amur Region), Turkestan?, north-eastern China (Manchuria), Japan; dry rocky and stony slopes, deciduous forests and fields.

 

 

Description (according to IHSP, 2003) :

 

Pubescent herbs with few erect hairy stems and a thick and woody roostock.

 

Leaves altemate, lanceolate to oblong or linear-oblong in the upper stem parts, denticulate in the upper 1/2, finely pubescent on both faces, sessile, dark shining green.

 

Flowering branches erect, rather slender, thickly pubescent, 15 – 50 cm long, hairs spreading or deflexed, 1/2, as long as the stem diameter, white.

 

Inflorescences large dense corymbs, 5 - 10 cm in diameter, bracts leaf-like, upper bracts mostly lanceolate, very small.

 

Flowers 5- to 6-merous, sepals linear-lanceolate, obtuse, fleshy, pubescent dorsally, 3 - 4 mm, petals connate for up to 2 mm, broadly lanceolate, acuminate or mucronate, sparsely pilose along the midrib, 5 – 6 mm, yellow, filaments slightly shorter than the petals, yellow, anthers orange.

 

The most distinct species within Subgenus  Aizoon because of its conspicuous eglandular hairs.


Phedimus selskianus
'Goldilocks', described by Ray Stephenson in Sedum Society Newsletter 76: 30-31, 2006



Photos Ray Stephenson



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