Rhodiola

SEMENOVII  (Regel & Herder) Borissova, 1939

Synonyms :

Umbilicus semenovii  RegeI & Herder (1866) / Sedum semenovii  (Regel & Herder) Masters (1878)

/ Cotyledon semenovii  (Regel & Herder) O.Fedtschenko & B.Fedtschenko (1909) / Clementsia semenovii  (Regel & Herder) Borissova (1969)

Rhodiola semenowii  hort. (s.a.)

Umbilicus linifolius  Osten-Sacken & Ruprecht (1869)

Umbilicus linearifolius  Franchet (1883)

Sedum semenovii var. kansuense  Fderström (1938) / Rhodiola kansuensis  (Fröderström) S.H.Fu (1965)

Subgenus Clementsia

Distribution : Kazakhstan, China (western Xinjiang),1800 - 2900 m.

Description (according to H. Ohba in IHSP, 2003) :

Hermaphrodite, to 60 cm taIl.

Rhizomes cylindrical, 2 - 3 cm in diameter, branching.

Flowering stems few, ± 6 mm in diameter, glabrous.

Leaves sessile, linear, 3 - 7 cm x 2 - 4 mm, glabrous, tip acute, base round, margin entire or remotely serrate.

Inflorescences long dense spike-like racemes, 3 - 7 cm long.

FIowers shortly pediceIlate or sessile, calyx deeply divided, sepals linear, petals white or pink, lanceolate, 10 - 12 mm, stamens as long as the petals, anthers red.

Flowering time : June to July.




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