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Jepson Interchange (more information)
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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 1020 cm, glabrous, glaucous; rosettes 25 cm diam, internodes between leaves < 3 mmSee the CNPS Inventory for information about endangerment and rarity.
Leaves: rosette leaves 1033 mm, widest 34 mm below tip, 24 mm thick, obtuse to notched; cauline leaves 919 mm, base obtuse or truncate
Inflorescence generally 39 cm, 1058-flowered, sometimes flat-topped
Flower: petals 710 mm, obovate, rounded to obtuse, generally abruptly short-pointed, cream; anthers tawny or yellow to ± red-brown
Fruit 910 mm, erect
Seed 11.6 mm
Ecology: Granite outcrops
Elevation: 3001400 m.
Bioregional distribution: se Klamath Ranges (Trinity Co.)
Synonyms: S. obtusatum subsp. p. Denton
Horticultural information: In cultivation.