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VERSICOLOR (Cosson ex Hamet) Maire, 1923

Synonyms :

Sedum caeruleum var. versicolor  Cosson ex Hamet (1913) / Oreosedum versicolor (Cosson ex Hamet) Grulich (1984)


Distribution : Morocco



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


Annual herbs with erect stems to 15 cm tall, simple or branched, glandular-pubescent in the upper parts.


Leaves alternate, sessile, terete or semiterete, glabrous, linear-oblong to oblong, 6 - 11 x ± 2 mm, obtuse to rounded.


Inflorescences lax glandular-pubescent cymes with 2 to many cincinni, pedicels filiform, 3 - 5 mm.


FIowers 5- to 7-merous, ovoid or subglobular in bud, sepals broadly sessile, basally slightly connate, ovate to ovate-oblong, ± 1 mm, obtuse, petals lanceolate to oblong, ± 3 mm, acuminate, golden-yellow, sometimes with purple stripes or completely purple, keel glandular-pubescent, filaments yellow, glabrous, anthers yellow.


Close to S. gattefossei and S. pubescens.


Sedum versicolor in habitat - Anti-Atlas, Morocco :

Flowers in cultivation :

Photos Ralph Mangelsdorff

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