Pseudosedum

KARATAVICUM   Borissova, 1938

Distribution : Kazakhstan (West Tien Shan Mts. : Kara Tau Range) ; stony and pebbly soils.

Description (according to H. 't Hart & V. V. Byalt in IHSP, 2003) :

Rhizome simple, 3 - 4 cm long, with branched robust roots, producing numerous thickened lateral roots with 0.4 - 0.5 mm diameter.

Leaves ± 5 x to 1 mm.

Inflorescences : Flowering branches many, 5 - 10 cm, inflorescences compressed, few-flowered, ± 1,5 cm diameter, bracts lanceolate, subobtuse, 5 x 1 - 1.5 mm, pedicels to 0,8 mm.

Flowers 5-merous, subsessile or shortly pedicellate, sepals linear-lanceolate, acute, 5 - 6 mm, corolla campanulate, ± 10 mm long, petals broadly triangular, ± 6 mm, pink, fruit lanceolate, erect, 8 - 9,5 mm.

Flowering time :  June to July.


Plant in situ, Southern Kazakhstan, Alatau (Daubaba) Mountains :





Photos © Eugene Davkaev (Montarano Nature Photography)




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