Dudleya
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ALBIFLORA  Rose, 1903

Synonyms :

Cotyledon albiflora  (Rose) Fedde (1904) / Echeveria albiflora  (Rose) A.Berger (1930)

Dudleya moranii  D.A.Johansen (1932)

 

Subgenus Dudleya

 

Distribution : Mexico (Central and southern Baja California as well as Cedros, Natividad and Espiritu Santo Islands).

 

 

Description (according to J. Thiede in IHSP, 2003) :

 

Stems to 30 x 1 - 2 cm.

 

Rosettes 2 - 6 cm in diameter, with 10 - 25 (-35) leaves, open, normally branched and cushion-forming, cushions with up to > 200 rosettes and to 70 cm in diameter.

 

Leaves spreading, attenuate from the base or somewhat widened in the middle, slender-pointed to long-attenuate, tip terete, 2 - 6.25 x 0.5 - 1.5 cm (basally 0.5 - 2 cm), bright green or glaucous, sometimes with red tinge.

 

Flowering branches slender, 4 - 45cm, red.

 

Inflorescence with 2 - 3 simple or 1x branched scorpioid branches, these 3 - 8 (-20) cm, with 3 - 10 (-25) flowers, bracts spreading, intensely red, pedicels 2 - 6 mm.

 

Flowers : Calyx 5 - 8 mm, sepals triangular, acute, 3 - 6.5 mm, petals oblong to oblanceolate, acute, somewhat curved, 11 - 15 x 1.5 - 3 mm, pure white, tube 3 - 4.5 mm.

 

Flowering time : April to June.

 

Cytology : n = 34, 51, 68, ± 85

 

See also D. ingens. D. moranii is here synonymized with a question mark.


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Photos Michael Wisnev



Photo Roy Mottram




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