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BATESII   Hemsley, 1878

Synonyms :

Cotyledon galeottiana  Hemsley (1878) / Altamiranoa galeottiana  (Hemsley) Rose (1905) / Sedum galeottianum  (Hemsley) Hamet (1929) / Villadia galeottiana  (Hemsley) H. Jacobsen (1958)

Altamiranoa hemsleyana  Rose (1905) / Villadia hemsleyana  (Rose) H. Jacobsen (1958)


Distribution : S Mexico to Guatemala.


Description (by 't Hart & Bleij in IHSP, 2003) :

Annual herbs with thickened elongate roots and erect or diffusely spreading stems, branching from the base.

Leaves alternate, oblanceolate, obtuse, narrowly spurred, 3.5 - 5 mm.

Flowering branches erect.

Inflorescences loosely corymbose or with elongate few-flowered cymes, bracts leaf-lilke, ca 2.5 mm.

Flowers 4- to 5-merous, subsessile, sepals basally free, shortly spurred, unequal, oblanceolate to oblong, obtuse, ca 4 mm, thick, petals basally slightly connate, oblong or lanceolate, obtuse, white, 4 - 4.5 mm.

Normally encountered in cultivation under the incorrectly applied name Villadia batesii.

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