Dudleya
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GUADALUPENSIS  Moran, 1951

Subgenus Dudleya


Distribution : Mexico (Baja California: Guadalupe Island).

 

 

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

 

Stems > 10 x 1.5 - 3.5 cm in diameter.

 

Rosettes 3 - 6 cm in diameter, with 35 - 75 leaves, very dense, branched and forming rounded cushions with up to > 60 rosettes.

 

Leaves oblong-oblanceolate, short to long attenuate, 25 - 65 x 8 - 13 (basally 4 - 8) mm, not glaucous.

 

Inflorescences scape 20 - 30 cm, curved, glaucous, inflorescences with 2 - 3 ascending not or 1x branched scorpioid branches, these 4 - 8 cm, with 7 - 12 flowers, glaucous, pedicels 3 - 5 (-8) mm.

 

Flowers : Calyx 6 - 8 mm, sepals narrowly triangular-ovate, acute, 3 – 5 mm, petals erect, linear-Ianceolate, not touching each other above the calyx, strongly keeled, acute, 11 - 13 x 2 - 2.5 mm, white, keel somewhat greenish, tube 1 – 2 mm.

 

Cytology : n = 17

 

The characteristically curved inflorescences are not found in any other species.


At Huntington Botanical Gardens, CA, USA :






Photos Michael Wisnev




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