Dudleya
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CYMOSA ssp. OVATIFOLIA   (Britton) Moran, 1957

Synonyms :

Dudleya ovatifolia  Britton (1903) / Cotyledon ovatifolia  (Britton) Fedde (1904) / Echeveria ovatifolia  (Britton) A.Berger (1930)

Dudleya cymosa ssp. agourensis  K.M.Nakai (1988) / Dudleya agourensis  (K.M.Nakai) P.H.Thomson (1993)

 

Distribution : USA (California: Santa Monica Mts.); shady rocks, 150 - 500 m, rare.

 

 

Differs from spp. cymosa :

 

Stems 1 - 1.5 cm in diameter.

 

Rosettes 5 - 10 cm in diameter, usually with 6 - 10 leaves, solitary or cushion-forrning with up to ± 6 rosettes.

 

Leaves oblong to elliptic to ovate, 2 - 5 (-10) x (1-) 1.5 - 2.5 cm, green, not glaucous, dorsally often tinged with chestnut-brown.

 

Inflorescence : Scape (4-) 10 - 20 cm, glaucous, often tinged with red, inflorescence with 2 - 3 not or 1x branched scorpioid branches, these 1 - 3 cm, with 3 - 5 flowers, pedicels 6 - 12 mm.

 

Flowers : Petals apically spreading at 45 – 90°, bright yellow, rarely orange- or red-patterned, sometimes glaucous along the keel.

 

Cytology : n = 17 


Dudleya cymosa ssp. ovatifolia as D. cymosa ssp. agourensis, near type locality of D. agourensis :






Photos Michael Wisnev




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