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SIMULANS  Rose, 1905  (engl./ fr.)

Synonym : Echeveria elegans var. simulans  (Rose) von Poellnitz (1936)

Type : Pringle s.n., collected in a cañon near Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico, in 1903. Protologue cites Rose 768.

Etymology : Referring to the similarity with E. elegans.

Series Urbiniae


Distribution : Mexico (Nuevo León)



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


Very similar to E. elegans, but

- rosettes flatter,

- the leaves at most spreading, never reflexed, thinner especially in the upper half, numerous, somewhat mucronate,

- flowering branches at first nodding, becoming erect, pale below, pinkish above,

- stem-leaves linear, small and  bract-like,

- sepals pinkish, unequal, narrow, acute, appressed to the corolla,

- corolla narrow, the base rose-coloured, the tips of the lobes and inner surface yellow,

- carpels more or less spreading when mature.

It differs from E. elegans in habit and leaves, has a narrower corolla, and narrower and more appressed sepals.

Cytology : n = 32.

Link to short descriptions in English and French.

In habitat :

Photos Gerhard Köhres

E. simulans (Pajonal) :

Laguna Sanchez :

Photos Werner Krell

Photos Mateo Lichtenstein

E. simulans, Galeana, Nuevo Leon :

Photos Emmanuelle Aubé

Echeveria simulans (Ascensión) :

Photos Jacquie Koutsoudis

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