Dudleya
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SAXOSA ssp. ALOIDES   (Rose) Moran, 1957

Synonyms :

Dudleya aloides  Rose (1903) / Cotyledon aloides  (Rose) Fedde (1904) / Echeveria aloides  (Rose) A.Berger (1930) / Dudleya lanceolata var. aloides  (Rose) Munz (1935) / Dudleya lanceolata ssp. aloides  (Rose) Moran (1951)  

Dudleya delicata  Rose (1903) / Cotyledon delicata  (Rose) Fedde (1904) / Echeveria delicata  (Rose) A.Berger (1930)

Dudleya grandiflora  Rose (1903) / Cotyledon grandiflora  (Rose) Fedde (1904 / Echeveria grandiflora  (Rose) A.Berger (1930)

Dudleya lanceolata var. composta  Jepson (1936)

Dudleya alainae  Reiser (1984)

Dudleya tegelbergii  P.H.Thomson (1993)

 

Distribution : USA (Califomia: Peninsular Ranges, Desert Mountains), Mexico (N Baja Califomia); shady rock slopes, 240 - 1700 m.

 

 

Differs from ssp. saxosa :

 

Stems erect, short, to 4 x 1 - 3 cm.

 

Rosettes 4 - 15 cm in diameter, with 15 - 40 leaves, cushion-forming.

 

Leaves densely arranged, erect, oblong-lanceolate, acute, delicately pointed, 3.5 - 15 x 2 (basally 1 - 2.5) cm, young farinose, old glaucous.

 

Inflorescence : Scapes 8 - 35 (-40) cm, glaucous, inflorescence usually flat and congested, 4 - 7 cm in diameter, with 3 – 5 ascending often 2 - 3x branched scorpioid branches, these undulate, 1 - 12 cm, with 2 - 20 flowers, pedicels 3 - 8 (-20) mm.

Flowers : Calyx 2 - 3 mm, petals elliptic-oblong, 8 - 15 (-20) x (2.5-) 4 - 5 mm, greenish to bright yellow, rarely red-tinged, tube 1.5 - 3 mm

Flowering time : April to June.

 

Cytology : n = 17

 

D. tegelbergii seemingly belongs here, especially because Moran (1951a: 183) cites material from its range (Ord Mts.) here. See also under D. virens ssp. virens. 


In habitat near Aguanga, CA, USA :





Photos Michael Wisnev




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