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©Copyright 1993 by the Regents of the University of California
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Annual to subshrubs, fleshy
Leaves generally simple, generally basal and cauline, alternate or opposite, generally reduced upward
Inflorescence: generally cyme, generally bracted
Flower: sepals generally 35, generally ± free; petals generally 35, ± free or fused; stamens = to >> sepals, free or epipetalous; pistils generally 35, simple (sometimes fused at base), ovary 1-chambered, placenta 1, parietal, ovules 1many, style 1
Fruit: follicles generally 35
Seeds 1many, small
Genera in family: ± 30 genera, ± 1500 species: ± worldwide, especially dry temp; many cultivated for ornamental. Family description and generic key by Melinda F. Denton and Reid Moran.
Annual, small, generally branched near base, glabrous
Leaves cauline, alternate, early deciduous, oblong-elliptic to ovoid; tip rounded to obtuse
Inflorescence: flowers solitary or in 03-branched cyme
Flower: sepals 5; petals 5, linear to narrowly ovate, slightly fused at base, yellow, midrib often reddish; stamens 5 or 10; pistils 5, oblong, stigmas ± 0.1 mm diam
Fruits erect to curved out, glabrous or glandular
Seed 1 per follicle, 0.72 mm, elliptic, brown
Species in genus: 4 species: CA
Etymology: (Latin: small Sedum)
Recent taxonomic note: *This genus now treated as Sedella which has priority over Parvisedum. [Eggli, U. 1992 Bradleya 10:83]
Plant 28 cm, often simple
Leaf 45 mm, 23 mm wide
Flower: sepals 0.50.8 mm, 0.30.5 mm wide; petals 1.32 mm, 0.50.8 mm wide; stamens 5, anthers ± 0.2 mm, yellow
Fruit 11.2 mm, erect, densely glandular
Seed ± 0.7 mm
Ecology: Compacted soil, sandstone or serpentine outcrops
Elevation: 300700 m.
Bioregional distribution: Inner North Coast Ranges, e Sacramento Valley, ne San Joaquin Valley, Central Western California
Recent taxonomic note: *Sedella pentandra H. Sharsm.
Horticultural information: SUN, DRY: 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24.
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