Rosularia
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RADICOSA (Boissier & Hohenacker) Eggli,1988)

 

Synonyms :

 

Sedum radicosum  Boissier & Hohenacker (1849)

Rosularia tianschanica  Sumr. & Korot (s.a.)  

Umbilicus paniculatus  E.Regel & Schmalhausen (1878) / Cotyledon paniculata  (E.Regel & Schmalhausen) O.&B.Fedtschenko (1909) / Rosularia paniculata (E.Regel & Schmalhausen)  A.Berger (1930)

Umbilicus subspicatus  Freyn (1906) / Cotyledon subspicata  (Freyn) O.&B.Fedtschenko (1909) / Rosularia subspicata  (Freyn) Borissova (1939)

Umbilicus racemosus  Freyn (1906)

 

Section Ornithogalopsis

 

Distribution : Central Afghanistan, northern Iran, southern Kirgizia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan; 1500 - 2300 m.

 

 

Description (according to IHSP, 2003) :

 

Caudex massive, depressed beetroot-shaped, 1.2 - 4.7 cm in diameter, with 1 to several thickened taproots.

 

Rosettes flattish, 2.5 - 15 cm in diameter, mostly solitary.

 

Leaves spatulate to obtrullate with rounded, round-triangular or pointed apex, 1 - 7 cm, basally broadened, very succulent, dull dark green, often tinged bronce or purplish (ochre-brownish when dry), glabrous, margin glabrous or with occasional short cilia.

 

Inflorescences lateral stoutly erect spicate racemes, glabrous to puberulent, 10 - 40 cm.

 

Flowers 5- to 6-merous, ± saucer-shaped, glabrous, petals 4 - 5.5 mm, united for 1/15 – 1/5, brownish-pink or dirty whitish.

 

[U. Eggli]




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