Origin unknown.

Parentage : Cremnophila linguifolia x Echeveria secunda fa. byrnesii ?



Description of a 2 ½ years old plant:


Stem upright, 4 cm high, 1,2 cm in diameter, with aerial roots; greenish brown; offsets from the stem.


Rosette 11 cm in diameter, 4,5 cm high, compact, about 40 leaves


Leaves 5,5 cm long, 1,7 cm wide and 0,3 cm thick, oblanceolate, cuspidate, slightly mucronate; upper side slightly concave, underside slightly convex and faintly keeled; colour grayish green, translucent margins.


Inflorescences 1 – 2 per plant, peduncle 70 cm long, 0,5 cm in diameter, branched at the top, at least 4 flowers per branch, colour light grayish green; bracts numerous, persistent, regularly spaced, 2,3 cm long, 1 cm wide ( 0,6 cm wide at base), 0,3 cm thick; acute, fleshy, same colour as leaves, margins also somewhat translucent ; bracteoles 1,3 cm long; pedicels up to 0,5 cm long.


Flowers: Corolla 7 mm in diameter at base and 3 mm at tips, pentagonal. Sepals very unequal, not united at base, 3 – 8 mm long, up to 3,5 mm wide, spreading, colour same as leaves and also margins somewhat translucent. Petals 11 mm long, 3 mm wide, keeled, tips only slightly spreading; colour outside pinkish at base to yellow at tips, inside greenish yellow. Carpel whitish yellow, style green, filaments whitish yellow.




The plant is sold as Echeveria byrnesii or E. secunda ‘Byrnesii’ – but it certainly is not this species. It is a hybrid and the extremely long and horizontal inflorescences indicate that Cremnophila linguifolia is one parent. Most probably the other parent is E. secunda fa. byrnesii. 

The plant is variable in so far as inflorescences may be long and pendent-decumbent as well as short and fairly upright.

Photo Christophe Camassel

Plant cultivated in a rockery in Basque Country, France, zone 9.

Photo Emmanuelle Aubé

Photos Margrit Bischofberger

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