Echeveria
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KIMNACHII   Meyrán & Vega, 1998

Synonym : Graptopetalum occidentale  Walter (1933)

Series Paniculatae

Distribution : Mexico (Sinaloa), growing in tropical deciduous forest at 450 m asl.

Description :

Plant glabrous, acaulescent.

Rosettes single, sometimes caespitose, compact, ca 4.5 cm in diameter, 1 - 5 cm high, with 80 - 90 leaves.

Leaves  ca 20 x 8 - 10 mm, oblanceolate, obtuse and mucronate, mucro 1 - 3 mm long, margins rounded, convex on both sides, bluish green to green.

Floral stems 1 - 4, 11 - 36 cm long, with 6 - 7 ascending bracts in the upper 2/3, bracts lanceolate, acute, mucronate, flat or slightly convex above and convex on underside, 5 - 7 x 2 - 2.5 mm , green or yellowish green, mucro reddish, inflorescence paniculate with 2 - 4 cincinni each 5 - 6 cm long and with 3 - 10 flowers, pedicels 4 - 6 mm long.

Flowers : Sepals ascending and adpressed, almost equal, ovate, 3.5 - 4.5 x 1.5 - 2.5 mm, olive green, corolla tubular-campanulate, 6 - 7 mm long, 4 mm wide at base, 7 mm wide at mouth, petals imbricate, oblanceolate, united for 2 mm at the base, subacute, carinate on the external surface, greenish to yellow with longitudinal reddish stripes on the uper third, less distinct inside, anthers blackish.

Note :

In Cactus and Succulent Journal US 89 (1): 15 - 16, 2017, Myron Kimnach created the new genus Reidmorania for this plant. To establish a new genus solely for this somewhat deviant Echeveria seem disproportionate and is not followed here.








Photos Werner Krell



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