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TENELLUM   M. von Bieberstein, 1819

Synonyms :

Oreosedum tenellum  (M. von Bieberstein) Grulich (1984)

Sedum farronianum  Kit Tan & Metzger (1992)

Subgenus Sedum

Distribution : Turkey, Georgia (Caucasus), Iran; rocky places generally above the timber line, 2000 - 3000 m.


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

Much-branched, sometimes tufted, basally woody perennial herbs.

 Leaves alternate, densely imbricate, sessile with a truncate basal spur, oblong, 3 - 5 x 1 - 1.5 mm, obtuse, terete, dark green, glaucous or pruinose.

Flowering branches erect, leafy, to 10 cm tall.

Inflorescences corymbose cymes with up to ± 4 branches and up to 25 flowers.

Flowers 5-merous, sessile or subsessile, sepals broadly sessile, basally connate, oblong-lanceolate, obtuse, petals ovate or ovate-lanceolate, 3 - 4 mm, apiculate, whitish or sometimes pink or flushed with red, filaments white or pink, anthers dark red or purplish.

Photo Ray Stephenson

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