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SAMIUM   Runemark & Greuter, 1981

Subgenus Sedum

Distribution : Greece (E Aegean Islands [Samus]), Turkey (W and S Anatolia); usually on grassy and stony patches on limestone, ± 1000 m.


Description (according to 't Hart in IHSP, 2003) :

Erect usually simple annual herbs to 8 cm.

Leaves oblong-elliptic, subacute, semiterete, with a truncate spur, green or yellowish-green.

Inflorescences small cymes with 2 - 3 cincinni, rarely with 1 - 3 subsidiary axillary cymes with 1 - 3 flowers, bracts 2 per flower.

Flowers 5-merous, sessile or subsessile, sepals broadly sessile, unequal, subacute, petals lanceolate, acute or mucronate, yellow, filaments yellow, anthers red or yellow.

Cytology : 2n = 18

Belonging to the comparium of Ser. Alpestria A.Berger but placed in its own monotypic Ser. Samia 't Hart ('t Hart 1991).


2 subspecies :

Sedum samium ssp. micranthum  't Hart & Alpinar, 1991

Sedum samium ssp. samium

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