TAKESIMENSIS (Nakai) 't Hart, 1995

Synonyms :


Sedum takesimense  Nakai (1919) / Sedum kamtschaticum var. takesimense  (Nakai) (1974) / Aizopsis takesimensis  (Nakai) P.V.Heath (2001)


Subgenus Aizoon


Distribution : Korea (Tok and Ullu Islands); endemic.



Description (according to IHSP, 2003) :


Perennial robust glabrous herbs with large, thick and woody rootstock and decumbent, sornetimes caespitose stems with reddish base, to 40 cm 10 long.


Leaves alternate, lanceolate, linear-Ianceolate, spatulate or obovate, obtuse, dentate or serrate in the upper ½, 2 - 8 cm long, shortly petiolate.


Flowering branches 40 cm.


Inflorescences terminal cymes with 3 - 5 cincinni.


Flowers (4- to) 5- (to 6-) merous, sessile, sepals linear to lanceolate obtuse, 3.5 - 4 mm, petals 8 mm, yellow, filaments as long as the petals, yellow, anthers reddish-yellow.


Introduced into cultivation by James G.S. Harris after his expedition to the highest spots of Ullong-Do (Takeshima) 1989.



in winter

Photos Ray Stephenson

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