PACHYPHYLLUM Rose, 1911
Type : Purpus 416, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Distribution : Mexico (Oaxaca: Sierra Madre del Sur :Oaxaca, Puebla)
Description (by 't Hart & Bleij in IHSP, 2003) :
Much branched perennial subshrubs 5 – 30 cm tall.
Leaves crowded, clavately oblong-oblanceolate, terete, glaucous, 10 – 40 x 6 – 10 mm, flowering branches erect or reflexed, axillary.
Flowers 5-merous, subsessile, sepals basally free, shortly spurred, unequal, clavately oblanceolate, obtuse, very thick in the upper part, 3.5 – 5 mm, petals free to the base, subovate, obtuse, broadly mucronate, yellow, 5 – 7 mm.
Cytology : 2n = 68
A cristate form has been published as S. pachyphyllum 'Multifingers' by Harry Mak in Photo album of succulents in color 3: 120 (Mar 2003).
S. pachyphyllum in habitat in Mexico :