Dudleya
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GATESII  D.A.Johansen, 1932

Subgenus Dudleya


 Distribution : Mexico (central Baja Califomia).

 

 

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

 

Stems to 20 x 2 - 5 cm.

 

Rosettes 10 - 20 cm in diameter, with 25 to over 40 leaves, solitary or 2 - 3 together.

 

Leaves triangular-ovate to oblong, long-attenuate, 6 - 15 x 1.5 - 3.5 (basally 2 - 5) cm, pale green, somewhat glaucous, occasionally reddish, thickly leathery when dry.

 

Inflorescence : Scape 20 - 70 cm, red, inflorescences rather flat, 10 - 30 cm in diameter, with 3 - 4 not or to 2x branched scorpioid branches, these 4 - 14 cm, with 7 - 17 flowers, pedicels 6 – 12 mm.

 

Flowers : Calyx 6 - 7 mm, sepals triangular, acute, 4 – 5 mm, petals narrowly oblong, acute, 10 - 14 x ± 2 mm, white or tinged with rose, tube 5 - 6 mm, anthers red.

 

Flowering time : April to May.

 

Cytology : n = 34

 

Typical plants are very similar to the coastal form of D. ingens (Moran 1951a).


At Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden :





Photos Michael Wisnev




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