Hylotelephium
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ERYTHROSTICTUM (Miquel) H.Ohba, 1977

Synonyms :

 

Sedum erythrostictum  Miquel (1866)

Sedum alboroseum  Baker (1868) / Sedum telephium ssp. alboroseum  (Baker) Fröderström (1930)

Sedum erythrostictum var. variegatum  Masters (1878) / Sedum erythrostictum fa. variegatum  (Masters) Hara (1952)

Sedum labordei  H.Leveillé & Vaniot (1914)

Sedum okuyamae  Ohwi (1949)

 

Section Hylotelephium

 

Distribution : Japan, Korea, eastern China.

 

 

Description (according to IHSP, 2003) :

 

Flowering stems erect, glaucous, 30 - 100 cm, with thickening rootstock and roots.

 

Leaves altemate or opposite, shortly petiolate, elliptic-ovate to elliptic, 6 - 10 x 2 - 4 cm, pale green, glabrous, tip obtuse, base attenuate, margins serrate.

 

Inflorescences corymb-like, semiglobose.

 

Flowers : Sepals triangular, ± 1.5 mm, petals pink, elliptic-Ianceolate,5 - 6 mm, anthers purplish-red.

 

Flowering time : September to October.

 

Cytology : 2n = 48, 50 (Uhl & Moran 1972)

 

 

There are two variegated forms :

 

- A form  with a white / cream / yellowish blotch in the centre of the leaf > H. erythrostictum fa. foliis medio-variegatis, Regel > Hylotelephium erythrostictum 'Mediovariegatum'

 

- A form with a border of greenish-white > H. erythrostictum fa. foliis margine-variegatis > Hylotelephium 'Frosty Morn'





Photos Noelene Tomlinson



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