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|Family: Crassulaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Cotyledon||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Cotyledon orbiculata L. var. oblonga (Haw.) DC.
Habit: Plant < 1 m, erect, branched below, glabrous [or not]. Leaf: generally 2--4 pairs, +- clustered near stem tips or not, 5--18 cm, obovate to wedge-shaped, glaucous; tip rounded to obtuse, abruptly pointed. Inflorescence: 10--30-flowered, peduncle 20--40(50) cm, thick, +- bractless; pedicels pendent in flower, erect in fruit. Flower: sepals 2--5 mm; corolla orange to red or pink, tube (15)20--25 mm, cylindric, with hairy ring in proximal 1/4, lobes 10--15 mm, recurved. Chromosomes: 2n=18.
Ecology: Coastal bluffs, dunes, or persisting from cultivation; Elevation: < 100 m. Bioregional Distribution: c&s CCo, SCo; Distribution Outside California: native to southern Africa. Toxicity: Highly TOXIC to sheep and goats but rarely eaten. Flowering Time: Jun--Jul
eFlora Treatment Author: Steve Boyd
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Cotyledon
Next taxon: Crassula
Citation for this treatment: Steve Boyd 2016. Cotyledon orbiculata var. oblonga, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=77198, accessed on July 25, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 25, 2016.