Type : Purpus 416, Oaxaca, Mexico.

Subgenus Sedum

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.


Inflorescences corymbs.


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 :


Photos Gerhard Köhres
At RBG Melbourne

Photo Joan Steele

Photos Noelene Tomlinson

Photo Jacquie Koutsoudis, South Africa

Photos Thomas Delange

Seed pods :

Photos Santino Rischitelli

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