Dudleya
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SAXOSA ssp. SAXOSA

Distribution : USA (Califomia: N Desert Mts., W Panamint Mts.); North-exposed granite or limestone slopes, 1100 - 2200 m, not frequent.

 

 

Description (according to J. Thiede in IHSP, 2003) :

 

Stems short, 1 - 1.5 cm in diameter.

 

Rosettes 3 - 10 cm in diameter, with 10 - 25 leaves, solitary or up to 10 together.

 

Leaves oblong to oblong-lanceolate, acute, weakly attenuate, 3 - 9 x 0.5 - 1.5 cm, young glaucous, later ± green.

 

Inflorescence : Scape 5 - 20 cm, red, inflorescence obpyrarnidal, often reddish, mostly 4 - 10 cm in diameter, with 2 - 3 not or usually 1x branched scorpioid branches, these not curved, 1 - 4 cm, with 2 - 9 flowers, pedicels 5 - 20 mm.

 

Flowers : Calyx 4 – 6.5 mm, sepals triangular, acute, 2.5 - 6 mm, petals oblong- lanceolate or oblong-oblanceolate, apically recurved, acute,  9 - 12 x 2.5 - 4 mm, bright yellow, often marked with red and thus appearing orange, tube 1 - 2.5 mm.

 

Flowering time : April - June.

 

Cytology : n = 68, 85 




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