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GUERRERENSIS   Reyes, González-Zorzano & Brachet, 2011

Series : This species does not fit with any of the 17 series of genus Echeveria.

Distribution : Mexico (Guerrero).

Description :

Glabrous plant, single or ceaspitose.

Roots fibrous.

Rosette 15 - 18 cm in diameter.

Leaves 5 - 9 x 3 - 5.3 cm, 2.3 - 4.5 mm thick, spatulate, sometimes obcordate, bluish green or lilac green, apex obtuse to retuse, margins hyaline, entire or slightly crenulate; young leaves slightly pruinose and with a pinkish margin.

Flower stems in cultivated plants 1 to 3 per rosette, inflorescence a simple or bifurcate cincinnus, 13 - 37 cm tall, each cincinnus with 6 - 23 flowers, lower bracts 9 - 22, ascending, 2 - 5 x 1 - 2.4 cm, diminishing in size upwards, oblanceolate to obovate, mucronate, margin distinctly pink, pedicels 3 - 9 mm long.

Flowers : Sepals very unequal, 4.5 - 12 x 1.7 - 7 mm, triangualar-lanceolate, mucronate, greyish pink, corolla urceolate, distinctly keeled, 11.7 - 15 mm long and 8 - 9.5 mm in diameter, petals 12 mm long, lanceolate, apiculate, only slightly reflexed at apex, colour outside orange, inside yellow.

 

First published in / D'abord publié dans Cactáceas y Suculentas Mexicanas 56(3): 78 (75-81), ills., 2011

Note :

The description mentions a "subterraneous stem" - this is simply wrong. Not only do E. guerrerensis plants not have a subterraneous stem, it is not to be found in genus Echeveria at all. 


Plants in habitat :












Photos Gerhard Köhres


Plant in cultivation :





Photos Mateo Lichtenstein




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