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CUMBRE   (engl./ fr.)

A non described Echeveria species of the Sierra Juarez, Oaxaca, Mexico.

Une espèce d'Echeveria non encore décrite, de la Sierra Juarez, Oaxaca, Mexique.


This fairly big Echeveria is known since at least 1959, when Reid Moran was collecting in the Sierra Juarez. He first considered it to be E. juarezensis, described by Walther in the same year. However the size of the rosettes (up to 35 cm across) proved that this was not possible and in his field books he wrote : "not juarezensis". Unfortunately this information remained unnoticed and the collection locality was attributed erroneously to E. juarezensis. The same happened a few years later with a different locality. 

Consequences :

1. nobody ever has found E. juarezensis there and

2. E. spec. Cumbre is much more widespread in the Sierra Juarez.

E. juarezensis has been picked up by Thomas MacDougall in a market in Oaxaca. An origin in the wild has never been found. See Notes for E. juarezensis.

Photos Gerhard Köhres

Photos Margrit Bischofberger

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