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MINUS   Turrill, 1940

Section Sempervivum

Distribution : NE Turkey (NE Anatolia), 600 - 2000 m.



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


Rosettes 1 - 3 cm in diameter, stolons few, short.


Leaves oblanceolate to oblong-elliptic, mucronate, green with a bronze cast and purple base, without a strongly marked tip; flowering branches with elliptic-lanceolate to ovate leaves.


Inflorescences 3- to 15-flowered.


Flowers 11- to 12-merous, ± 16 mm in diameter, sepals ± 2.5 mm, petals pale yellow, ± 8 x 2.5 mm, filaments pale yellow.



S. minus varies in the diameter of the rosettes and the pubescence of the leaves. The former var. glabrum has recently been described as S. ekimii.


See also : Alan Smith, The Genus Sempervivum and Jovibarba, 1980


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