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GOLDMANII  Rose, 1905

Series Nudae

Type : Goldman 802, Comitan, Chiapas, Mexico, March 27, 1904. (US 399990).

Etymology : Named for the collector of the plant, Edward Alphonso Goldman.

Distribution : Mexico (Chiapas : Comitan and mountains near Pasitán).


First Description by Rose in Britton & Rose in North American Flora 22: 17. 1905 :

Stem at first erect and bushy, often prostrate and rooting at the nodes, sometimes becoming 20 cm high.

Leaves glabrous, shining, linear-oblong, 2 - 3 cm long, acute or obtusish, trough-shaped, pale-green with purple. margins.

Inflorescence an equilateral (?) raceme, many-flowered; carpels erect.

Cytology : n = 15.

Note :

1. Walther's re-description of Echeveria goldmanii (Echeveria 319, 1972) is worthless because it is made from "plants locally cultivated, presumably received from Dr. Rose"- that means from plants of uncertain origin. Therefore also Kimnach's summary of Walther's description in the Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants, 2003, is of no use.

2. The text in Flora Mesoamericana is likewise of no use because it is also based on Walther's re-description.

Photos Emmanuelle Aubé

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