Pseudosedum

MULTICAULE   (Boissier & Buhse) Borissova, 1933

SynonymUmbilicus multicaulis  Boissier & Buhse (1860)

Distribution : Central Asia, Turkmenistan (Kopet Dagh Range), north-west, north and east Iran, stony slopes and rocks, 1500 - 2800 m.

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

Rhizome well developped, sometimes branched, ± thickened and 5 - 10 mm diameter.

Leaves linear to linear-oblong, 4 - 20 x 1 - 3 mm.

Inflorescences : Flowering branches 7 or more, (7-) 10 - 20 (- 25) cm, inflorescences umbellate-corymbiform, with arcuate forked branches 1.5 - 2 cm long, bracts 3 - 4 x to 1.5 mm, pedicels thickish, 3 - 6 mm.

Flowers : Sepals oblong, ob­tuse, 3 - 5 x ± 1 mm, corolla campanulate or ventricose, 10 - 12 mm long, petals ovate, 6 mm, pale red to pink, fruits semi-erect, 10 - 12 mm.

Flowering time : April to June.




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