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JAHANDIEZII  Battandier, 1921

Synonyms :

Sedum caespitosum var. paniculatum  Battandier (1921)

Sedum jahandiezii ssp. persicinum  Maire & Samuelsson (1939) / Sedum jahandiezii var. persicinum  (Maire & Samuelsson) Maire (1977)

Sedum jahandiezii ssp. battandieri  Emberger & Maire (1941 (nom. inval., Art. 26.1) / Sedum jahandiezii var. battandieri  (Emberger & Maire) Maire (1977) (nom. inval., Art. 26.1).

Etymology : Named for the French botanist and horiculturist Émile Jahandiez (1887 – 1983).

Distribution : W Morocco.


Description (by ‘t Hart in IHSP, 2003) :

Annual herbs with erect or ascending, simple or branched stems to 5 (-10) cm tall.

Leaves alternate, ovate to oblong, sessile and spurred, obtuse or rounded, terete, to 3 mm.

Inflorescences few-flowered cymes with (1-) 2 (-3) cincinni, bracts 2 per flower.

Flowers 5-merous, subsessile, sepals unequal, ovate-oblong, obtuse, to 3 mm, petals free, lanceolate, acuminate, white or pinkish, ± 4 mm, filaments white, anthers red.


Most probably synonymous with S. arenarium from C and S Spain and Portugal. Its affinities are with the comparium of Ser. Anglica ‘t Hart (‘t Hart 1991).

Sedum jahandiezii and S. modestum in habitat - Anti-Atlas Morocco :

Flowers in cultivation :

Photos Ralph Mangelsdorff

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