Dudleya
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LINEARIS (Greene) Britton & Rose, 1903

Synonyms :

Cotyledon linearis  Greene (1889) / Echeveria linearis  (Greene) A.Berger (1930)

 

Subgenus Dudleya

 

Distribution : Mexico (Baja California: Islas San Benito).

 

 

Description (according to IHSP, 2003) :

 

Stems 1 - 2 cm in diameter.

 

Rosettes 2 - 5 cm in diameter, with 20 - 40 leaves, branched and cushion-forming with 10 – 20 rosettes together.

 

Leaves erect or somewhat spreading, oblong to oblong-oblanceolate, long-attenuate to acutely pointed, 2.5 - 6 x 0.5 - 1 (basally 0.5 - 0.8) cm, green, not glaucous.

 

Inflorescences : Scape 6 - 17 cm, lower 2/3 or at least 1/3 without bracts, inflorescences rather dense, with 2 – 3 usually simple scorpioid branches, these ascending, 2 – 5 cm, with 2 - 10 flowers, pedicels 2 - 6 mm.

 

Flowers : Calyx 4 - 6 mm, sepals triangular-lanceolate, acute, 2.5 - 4 mm, petals erect, 7 - 12 x ± 2.5 mm, yellow, tube 1.5 - 2.5 mm.

Flowering time : March to May.

 

Cytology : n = 17

 

Vegetatively most similar to D. guadalupensis (Moran 1951a).




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