Hylotelephium
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PALLESCENS (Freyn) H.Ohba, 1977

Synonyms :

 

Sedum pallescens  Freyn (1895) / Sedum telephium var. pallescens  (Freyn) Komarov (1903)

Sedum telephium var. albiflorum  Maximowicz (1883) / Sedum albiflorum (Maximowicz) Maximowicz ex Komarov & Alissova (1931)

Sedum telephium var. eupatorioides  Komarov (1903) / Sedum eupatorioides (Komarov) Komarov & Aiissova (1931) / Hylotelephium eupatorioides  (Komarov) H.Ohba (1977)

Sedum telephium var. orientale  Fröderström (1930)

Sedum desmetii  Palibin ex Borissova (1939)

Sedum leptorhirum  Fischer & C.A Meyer ex Borissova (1939)  

Sedum sukaczevii  Maximova (1968)

 

Section Hylotelephium

 

Distribution : Russia (Eastern Siberia, Dauriya), north-eastern and northern China, Japan (Hokkaido).

 

 

Description (according to IHSP, 2003) :

 

Rootstock woody, short, with numerous slender roots.

 

Flowering stems 30 - 80 cm, erect or ascending.

 

Leaves alternate, sometimes opposite, sessile or shortly petiolate, oblong-ovate to elliptic-lanceolate, 3 – 8 x 1 - 3.5 cm, dull green above with numerous dark reddish dots, pale green beneath, tip rounded, base cunate or rounded, margin nearly entire to crenate with remote and shallow teeth.

 

Inflorescences terminal or axillary, dense, many-flowered, 3 - 20 (-30) x 3 - 8 (-10) cm.

 

Flowers : Sepals triangular or lanceolate, 2 - 3 mm, petals red-purple, pink or white, elliptic to oblong-elliptic, 4.5 - 6.5 mm, stamens as long as the petals, anthers red-purple.

Flowering time : August to October.

 

Often confused with H. telephium ssp. telephium. Plants previously named S. telephium var. purpureum, S. purpurascens or S. purpureum in local floras in E Asia and E Siberia are referrable to H. pallescens.




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