Dudleya
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CANDELABRUM  Rose, 1903

Synonyms :

Cotyledon candelabrum  (Rose) Fedde (1904)

Echeveria candelabrum  (Rose) A.Berger (1930)

 

Subgenus Dudleya

 

Distribution : USA (California: Santa Cruz and Santa Rosa Islands); rocks, N slopes, to 380 m, rare.

 

 

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

 

Stems 2 - 8 cm in diameter.

 

Rosettes 10 - 50 cm in diameter, with 20 - 45 leaves, solitary.

 

Leaves obovate, oblong-oblanceolate, long-attenuate, 5.5 - 17 x 3 - 7 (basally 2 - 4.5) cm, not glaucous, rarely slightly or distinctly glaucous.

 

Inflorescence : Scape 15 - 35 cm, inflorescence usually with three 1 – 2x branched scorpioid branches, these 2.5 - 13 cm, spreading, with 5 - 25 flowers, pedicels 2 - 6 mm.

Flowers : Sepals triangular-ovate, acute, 5 - 8 mm, petals oblong, acute, 8 - 12 x 2.5 – 3.5 mm, pale yellow, tube 1.5 - 3.5 mm.

 

Cytology : n = 17


At Santa Barbara Botanical Garden, CA, USA :



Photos Michael Wisnev




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