Rhodiola

RHODANTHA  (Gray) Jacobsen, 1973

 

Synonyms :

Sedum rhodanthum  Gray (1862) / Clementsia rhodantha  (Gray) Rose (1903)

Subgenus Clementsia

Distribution : USA (southern and central Rocky Mountains, Colorado Plateau, Mogollon Mts.).

Description (by H. Ohba in IHSP, 2003) :

Hermaphrodite, to 40 cm tall.

Rhizomes stout, branched, 1 - 7 cm in diameter.

Flowering stems erect.

Leaves elIiptic-oblanceolate to oblong, 14 - 28 x 4 - 7 mm, glabrous, tip acute to obtuse, margin entire or sparsely toothed.

Inflorescences elongate or sometimes congested.

FIowers 4- or 5-merous, 7 - 10 mm in diameter, nearly sessile, calyx deeply divided, sepals divergent, lanceolate, 7 – 8 mm, petals erect, oblanceolate-oblong, pink, rarely white, 9 - 12 mm, stamens distinctly shorter than the petals, anthers crimson.

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