Monanthes
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TRUNCATA   Leroy & Debie, 2014

Section Petrophyllae

Distribution : Canary Islands (S Tenerife, very localized), growing in rock crevices with northern exposure, 180 - 250 m asl.

 

Description :

Small, perennial, solitairy plants, resembling Monanthes pallens.

Roots fibrous.

Rosette diameter 10 - 20 mm, less dense than that of M. pallens, with never more than 66 leaves.

Leaves glandular-pubescent with purplish lines, similar to those of M. pallens, but distinctly truncate and less fleshy.

Flowers smaller than those of M. pallens, never larger than 3 - 4 mm.

 

Flowering time : April - May.


A crested form :



Always growing in a rather shady spot :



Plants in a second barranco :




Photos Albert Leroy




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