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BRACHETII  Reyes & Gonzáles, 2009   (engl./ fr.)

Series Nudae  (because of the conspicuous stem, though the inflorescence is different).

Type : Reyes & Brachet 5728, collected 2 km south of Comaltepec, on the road to San Pablo Macuiltianguis, 18 March 2007.

Etymology : Named for Christian Brachet Ize.

Distribution :  Mexico (Oaxaca : Sierra de Juárez), only known from type locality; growing in pine-oak forests and preferring high humidity and some shade.

Description by Reyes & Gonzáles in Cactáceas y Suculentas Mexicanas 54(3): 78-81. ills. 2009 :

Plant glabrous, caespitose.

Stems to 30 cm tall, 2 cm in diameter.

Rosette loose, 5 – 9 cm in diameter.

Leaves 4 – 5 x 1.5 – 2 cm, 2 mm thick in the middle, spatulate to obovate, mucronate, spreading to recurved, margins entire, glaucous, light green.

Flowering stems  1 – 4, upright or decumbent, 20 – 30 cm tall (inflorescence included), 3 mm in diameter at base, green to slightly reddish above, bracts 1.5 - 3.5 cm long and 0.5 - 1.5 cm wide, spatulate, apex acute, green to yellowish green, pedicels 6.5 – 10 mm long, 1 mm thick, ascending to downcurved, reddish, inflorescence a raceme with about 14 flowers.

Flowers : Sepals unequal, 3.4 - 6 mm long and 1 - 2 mm broad, ascending, triangular-lanceolate, acute, slightly pruinose, corolla cylindrical-pentagonal, 9 – 10 mm long, 6 - 6.5 mm in diameter at base, orange to pink outside, yellow inside, petals united at the base, lanceolate, acute to aristate, ca 1.5 mm wide.

Flowering time : December - February.

Link to a summary of the above description in English and French.

 

First Published in Cactáceas y Suculentas Mexicanas 54(3): 78, ills., 2009. 

Note:

This species has been published with the provisional name Echeveria 'Macuiltianguis' in Pilbeam, The genus Echeveria, p.320, 2008.






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