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PLURICAULE  (Maximowicz) H.Ohba, 1977

Synonyms :

Sedum telephium var. pluricaule  Maximowicz (1883) / Sedum pluricaule (Maximowicz) Kudo (1923) / Hylotelephium triphylla var. pluricaule  (Maximowicz) Byalt (1999)

Sedum yezoense  Miyabe & Tatewaki (1934) / Sedum pluricaule var. yezoense  (Miyabe & Tatewaki) Tatewaki ex Kawano (1957)

Sedum hidakanum  Tatewaki ex Kawano (1957) / Sedum pluricaule ssp. hidakanum  (Tatewaki ex Kawano) Nosaka (1971) / Sedum pluricaule var. hidakanum  (Kawano) Nosaka (1974)

Sedum pluricaule ssp. ezawae  Nosaka (1971)

 

Section Sieboldia

 

Distribution : Russia (Amur, Sakhalin), Japan.

 

 

Description (according to H. Ohba in IHSP, 2003) :

 

Flowering stems erect, ascending or sometimes pendulous, 5 - 10 cm, with well-branched but not thickening roostock and roots; flowering stems arising from the axil of the remaining basal part of the previous year's flowering stem.

 

Leaves alternate or opposite, oblanceolate to narrowly obovate-orbicular, 0.5 - 2.5 x 0.4 - 1 cm, tip obtuse to round.

 

Inflorescences corymb-like, globose.

 

Flowers : Sepals lanceolate-triangular to narrowly triangular, ± 2 mm, petals reddish-purple, broadly lanceolate, 4 - 6 mm, twice as long as sepals, stamens slightly shorter than the petals, anthers reddish-purple.

 

Flowering time : August  to September

 

Cytology : n = 11 (Uhl & Moran 1972)

 




Photos Meinolf Stützer

H. pluricaule ezawae - often sold as 'Sakhalin' - very different from the type :




In sun :



In shade :



Photos Ray Stephenson




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