Dudleya
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ABRAMSII ssp. AFFINIS K.M.Nakai, 1988

Synonyms :

Dudleya affinis  (K.M.Nakai) P.H.Thomson (1993)

Dudleya baldwinensis  P.H.Thomson (1993)

 

Distribution : USA (California: San Bernardino Mts.); rocks, granite or quartz, 1800 - 2600 m, not frequent.

 

 

Differs from ssp. abramsii :

 

Rosettes 3 - 6 cm in diameter, with 10 - 25 leaves, solitary, rarely branched and cushion-forming.

 

Leaves oblanceolate to elliptic, acute to acutish, 2 - 4 x 0.7 - 1.5 cm, glaucous.

 

Inflorescence scape erect, 5 - 11 cm, pale yellow to glaucous, inflorescence with 2 - 3 usually simple branches, scorpioid branches ascending, 2 - 8 cm, with 3 - 8 flowers, lowermost pedicels 2.5 - 8 mm.

Flowers : Petals spreading at 90°, pale yellow, keel always striate with red, tube 1.5 - 2.5 mm.

Flowering time : May to July.

 

Cytology : n = 17

 

D. baldwinensis appears to belong here, especially as Nakai cites material from the range of this species (Baldwin Lake) in the protologue of ssp. affinis.  


North of Big Bear Lake, probably 6000 feet altitude which means covered with snow all winter :






Photos Michael Wisnev




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