Dudleya
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PALMERI (S. Watson) Britton & Rose, 1903

Synonyms :

 

Cotyledon palmeri  S.Watson (1879) / Echeveria palmeri  (S.Watson) Nelson & Macbride (1913)

 

Subgenus Dudleya

 

Distribution : USA (California: Central Coast, South Coast, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties); coastal regions, to 100 m.

 

 

Description (according to IHSP, 2003) :

 

Stems few-branched, 10 - 20 x 2 - 4 cm in diameter.

 

Rosettes 5 - 20 cm in diameter, with 15 - 25 leaves, laxly branching.

 

Leaves oblong-lanceolate, acute to long-attenuate, 5 - 20 x 1.5 - 5 cm, green.

 

Inflorescence : Scape 20 - 65 cm, inflorescence with ± 3 not or up to 2x branched scorpioid branches, these 5 – 8 cm, with 5 - 14 flowers, pedicels 2 - 10 mm.

 

Flowers : Sepals triangular-ovate, acute, 3 - 5 mm, petals elliptic, erect, acute, 11 - 16 x 3 - 5 mm, red or yellow with red, tube 1.5 – 2 mm.

 

Cytology : n = 68, ± 85, 119

 

Synonymized under D. caespitosa by Moran (1951a) but again treated as a separate species by Munz (1968) and Bartel (1993).




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