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GLASSII Acevedo-Rosas & Cházaro, 2003

Synonym : Graptopetalum sotoi


Distribution : Known only from the type locality : Colima, Municipio de Ixtlahuacán, at an elevation of 410 m, where the plant occurs in tropical deciduous forest, growing on gypsum hill slopes.



Description :


Perennial plants, caespitose, forming compact clusters.


Stems mostly decumbent, to 5.5 cm long, caespitosely branching.


Rosettes 30 – 30 (-40) mm in diameter, with 30 – 40 (-50) crowded leaves.


Leaves whitish-green to pale bluish-green to yellowish-green, glabrous, slightly glaucous, 13 – 16 (-20) x 8 – 12 mm, ca. 2.5 mm thick, inner surface slightly concave, outer surface convex, oblanceolate, apex acute.


Inflorescence a compound cyme 6 – 12 cm high, unbranched or with 1 or 2 (3) simple or bifurcate branches (inflorescences of plants in cultivation are much more branched).


Flowers 5 (rarely 6) merous, sepals greyish-green, corolla 12 – 14 mm in diameter, petals 3.5 mm wide near the base, triangular-lanceolate, acute, united for 2.5 mm, yellowish white, marked with red, flecks and partial banding towards the tips, the tips nearly solid red, stamen 5. Flowers produce a disagreeable fetid odor.



The name honors Charles Glass, curator of plants for Cante.

Photos Bernie DeChant

Photos Al Waltemeyer

Photo Mateo Lichtenstein

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