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MORGANIANUM  Walther, 1938

Distribution : Mexico (central Veracruz).

 

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

 

Glaucous-green stems.

 

Leaves crowded, in 5 obvious spirals, oblong-lanceolate or elliptic, acute, falcate, subterete, almost orbicular, glaucous, 15 - 30 x 5 – 8 mm thick, flowering branches pendent.

 

Inflorescences corymbs.

 

Flowers 5-merous, long-pedicellate, sepals broadly sessile, connate, unequal, triangular-acuminate, 5 - 9 mm, petals basaIly connate, lanceolate, acuminate, subcucullate, mucronate, red-purple, 10 - 12 mm, erect, filaments pink, anthers light yellow, nectar scales broad, emarginate, deep pink.

 

Cytology : 2n = 70


Common name : 'Burro's Tail'.

The Sedum morganianum habitat discovered  

by Miguel Cházaro, David Jimeno-Sevilla & Amparo Alvalat-Botana

Published in CactusWorld Vol.29 (1), 13 - 18

Original publication in Spanish



Photo Mateo Lichtenstein




Photos Margrit Bischofberger




Photos Mateo Lichtenstein


A. cristate form was published as Sedum morganianum 'Polytails' by Harry Mak in Photo album of succulents in color  3: 199 (Mar 2003) :



Photo Harry Mak



Photo Noelene Tomlinson


More photos of cristate plants :





Photos Santino Rischitelli




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