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Jepson Interchange (more information)
©Copyright 1993 by the Regents of the University of California
Print edition is available from the University of California Press
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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.
Generally per from rhizomes or stout, scaly caudex, generally glabrous
Leaves sessile, generally alternate, generally obovate to spoon-shaped
Inflorescence generally raceme- to panicle-like
Flower: sepals 45, free to fused below, < petals, obtuse to long-tapered; petals 45, free or fused below, erect to spreading; stamens 8 or 10, in 2 whorls, barely epipetalous; pistils 45, free or fused below,
Fruit erect or spreading
Seeds many, elliptic, often winged at both ends
Etymology: (Latin: to assuage, from healing properties of houseleek, to which Sedum was applied by some authors)
Reference: [Denton 1982 Brittonia 34:4877]
Plant 740 cm, glabrous, sometimes glaucous; rosettes 16 cm diam, internodes between leaves < 3 mm
Leaves ± (ob)ovate; rosette leaves 950 mm, 15 mm thick, generally widest 38 mm below tip, rounded or barely notched; cauline leaves 520 mm
Inflorescence 211 cm, 1280+-flowered, sometimes flat-topped
Flower: sepals generally 1/32/3 petals, generally acute; petals 713 mm, obovate, obtuse; anthers generally ± red-brown to purplish black
Fruit 612 mm, erect
Seed 12 mm
Elevation: 502000 m.
Bioregional distribution: North Coast, n Outer North Coast Ranges, n High North Coast Ranges, Klamath Ranges
Distribution outside California: sw Oregon
Plant 924 cmSee the CNPS Inventory for information about endangerment and rarity.
Leaves: rosette leaves 925 mm; cauline leaf length < or > width, base truncate or barely sheathing and ear-like
Flower: sepals < 1/3 petals, obtuse; petals pale yellow; anthers yellow to ± red-brown
Ecology: UNCOMMON. Serpentine or basalt outcrops
Elevation: 8002000 m.
Bioregional distribution: n High North Coast Ranges, Klamath Ranges
Horticultural information: DRN, SHD: 4, 5, 6, 17 &IRR: 7, 15, 16.
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