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OSSETIENSE   Wale, 1942

Section Sempervivum

Distribution : Georgia (Caucasus : Ossetia); on limestone,  ± 1520 m; known from the type only.


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

Rosettes few-leaved, thick, almost globular, to 3 cm in diameter, stolons stout, to 20 cm.

Leaves oblanceolate to oblong-oblanceolate, pubescent, green, with a small brown tip, ± 14 x 6 mm, ± 4 mm thick.

Flowering branches to 9.5 cm.

Inflorescences few-flowered.

Flowers 10-merous, ± 2.5 cm in diameter, sepals upturned, with a dark tip, petals with a median band of purple and pink margins, filaments purplish-red, anthers spotted red, with a small mucro on the tip, fruit follicles red.

Flowering time : April.

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

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