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|Family: Crassulaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Dudleya||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Dudleya caespitosa (Haw.) Britton & Rose
Habit: Rosettes 1--100, generally not dense, (3)8--32 cm wide. Stem: 1.5--4 cm wide, not swollen at base, those of older plants often exposed between dried leaves. Leaf: evergreen, 15--30, 5--20 cm, 1--2 cm wide, 3--8 mm thick, lance-oblong (extremely variable), adaxially generally convex (transversely), glaucous or not, base wounding purple-red or not, tip generally acute, margins generally not angled between ad-, abaxial surfaces. Inflorescence: peduncle 10--60 cm, 3.5--10 mm wide; 1° branches 3--5, branched 0--2 ×; 3--15 cm, 4--15-flowered; pedicels 1--6 mm. Flower: sepals 2--5 mm, deltate-ovate, acute; petals 8--16 mm, 3--5 mm wide, fused 1.5--2.5 mm, elliptic, bright yellow (orange-yellow), tips erect, acute. Chromosomes: 2n=102,136.
Ecology: Common. Coastal, rock, sand; Elevation: generally < 100 m. Bioregional Distribution: s NCo, CCo, SCo, n ChI. Flowering Time: Apr--Aug Note: Difficult complex of several entities that may not be separable; evidently intergrades with Dudleya cymosa, Dudleya farinosa, Dudleya palmeri, Dudleya greenei, Dudleya lanceolata.
Synonyms: Dudleya cespitosa, orth. var.
eFlora Treatment Author: Stephen Ward McCabe
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Dudleya brevifolia
Next taxon: Dudleya candelabrum
Citation for this treatment: Stephen Ward McCabe 2017. Dudleya caespitosa, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=23643, accessed on March 28, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on March 28, 2017.