Pseudosedum

LONGIDENTATUM   Borissova, 1933

SynonymPseudosedum kuramense  Borissova (1966)

Distribution : Central Asia (Dzhungar Alatau, Pamir and Alai regions, Tien Shan Mts.), north-west, north and central Afghanistan; subalpine and alpine meadows, slopes among woody-shrubby vegetation, steppe slopes on pebbly soils, 900 - 3000 m.

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

Rhizome robust with many thick fascicular roots to 7 mm diameter.

Leaves linear, 5 - 20 x 1 - 2 mm.

Flowering branches 1 to 4, or many, 25 - 40 cm.

Inflorescences corymbose-paniculate, with elongated branches at fruit time, bracts 2 - 4 mm, pedicels 2 - 5 mm.

Flowers 6-merous (rarely 5-merous), sepals subacute to ovate, 3 - 4 mm, corolla tubular, 12 - 14 mm long, petals lanceolate, 6 - 9 mm, colour not recorded, fruits lanceolate, erect.

Flowering time : April to May.


Plant in situ, Uzbekistan, Chatkal Nature Reserve, Bashkizilsai Gorge




Plant in situ, Southern Kazakhstan, Daubaba Canyon



Photos © Eugene Davkaev (Montarano Nature Photography)




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