Graptopetalum
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SAXIFRAGOIDES var. SAXIFRAGOIDES Kimnach, 1977

 

Distribution: Mexico (Durango); 2400m

 

 

Description (according to IHSP, 2003) :

 

Rosette plants; stems to 3 x 0,4 – 0,6 cm.

 

Rosettes 2 – 4 cm in diameter, with 50 – 60 leaves, densely mat-forming.

 

Leaves spreading, linear to oblanceolate or ovate, basally spurred, acute, 1 – 1,5 x 0,4 – 0,5 cm, 2 – 3 mm thick, pale green or completely reddish.

 

Inflorescences 1 – 4 per rosette, between the middle leaves, 4 – 5 (in cultivation to 11) cm, reddish or violet-brown, thyrses in cultivation 1,5 – 7 cm, with (3-) 5 – 7 (-10) flowers, with 1 (-2) unilateral scorpioid branches, bracts in form and shape ± as the rosette leaves, pedicels 1 – 3 mm.

 

Flowers 5-merous, evil scented, calyx bowl-shaped, sepals erect to somewhat divergent, free, ± oblong to ovate, acute to bluntish, margins hyaline, equal, 5 – 7 x 2 – 3 mm, petals narrowly lanceolate, 7 – 14 x 2 mm, cream-white to yellowish, tube 0,5 mm, lobes acute to acutish, cream-white, apical ½ continuously patterned with brownish-violet, further down with lax pattern.

 

Cytology : n = 64

 

Distributed by ISI n° 1086 in 1978.





Photos Al Waltemyer



Photos Noelene Tomlinson



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